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In 1963 Peter (depicted in 1967) married Elizabeth Nance and the couple had two children, Adam Cosmo and Libra Astro. The divorce in 1976. He continued to have a series of lofty relationships, before meeting Mary Balkin on a sidewalk in Manhattan in 1996
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Peter, born in Berlin, grew up in the sixties when he became known for his psychedelic art and pop art.

The son of German Jews, born on October 19, 1937, fled from Berlin as a child and grew up in Shanghai for the first decade of his life before moving to Israel and eventually settling in Brooklyn.

In the 1960s he founded an art studio in Manhattan with his friend Tom Daly. He soon became known for his counterculture pieces, clinging to the heart of the Pop Art movement.

In 1963 Peter (depicted in 1967) married Elizabeth Nance and the couple had two children, Adam Cosmo and Libra Astro. The divorce in 1976. He continued to have a series of lofty relationships, before meeting Mary Balkin on a sidewalk in Manhattan in 1996

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In 1963 Peter (depicted in 1967) married Elizabeth Nance and the couple had two children, Adam Cosmo and Libra Astro. The divorce in 1976. He continued to have a series of lofty relationships, before meeting Mary Balkin on a sidewalk in Manhattan in 1996

Peter Max with his first wife and son in his home in New York in October 1967

Peter Max with his first wife and son in his home in New York in October 1967

Peter Max with his first wife and son in his home in New York in October 1967

He was later instructed by the US Postal Service to make a stamp and make his fortune by becoming the official artist for dozens of major events, including the World Series, the 1994 World Cup, the Super Bowl, the Grammy Awards and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

He was also the official artist for the American Winter Olympics team and his work is very popular at cruise ship auctions. In 2015 he painted a cruise ship, part of the Norwegian fleet.

Peter Max introduced himself in 2012 in his studio in New York. He unveiled a series of portraits of Paul McCartney for his birthday
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Peter Max introduced himself in 2012 in his studio in New York. He unveiled a series of portraits of Paul McCartney for his birthday

Peter Max introduced himself in 2012 in his studio in New York. He unveiled a series of portraits of Paul McCartney for his birthday

Peter's work is very popular at cruise ship auctions. In 2015 he painted a cruise ship, part of the Norwegian fleet, the Norweigan Breakaway (pictured from Southampton, England)

Peter's work is very popular at cruise ship auctions. In 2015 he painted a cruise ship, part of the Norwegian fleet, the Norweigan Breakaway (pictured from Southampton, England)

Peter's work is very popular at cruise ship auctions. In 2015 he painted a cruise ship, part of the Norwegian fleet, the Norweigan Breakaway (pictured from Southampton, England)

An icon from the sixties, the artist was also friends with the Beatles and inspired the famous album work of Yellow Submarine.

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He married Elizabeth Nance in 1963 and the two had two children, Adam Cosmo and Libra Astro, before they divorced in 1976.

He continued to have a series of lofty relationships before meeting Mary Balkin on a sidewalk in Manhattan in 1996.

Mary (second right) and Peter (third right) with Britain & # 39; s Prince Edward, Earl or Wessex (second left) and music magnate Quincy Jones (left) at the Duke of Edinburgh Award Luncheon in New York in 2009. Also pictured, Dr. sex therapist Ruth Westheimer (front) and host David Hryck (right)

Mary (second right) and Peter (third right) with Britain & # 39; s Prince Edward, Earl or Wessex (second left) and music magnate Quincy Jones (left) at the Duke of Edinburgh Award Luncheon in New York in 2009. Also pictured, Dr. sex therapist Ruth Westheimer (front) and host David Hryck (right)

Mary (second right) and Peter (third right) with Britain & # 39; s Prince Edward, Earl or Wessex (second left) and music magnate Quincy Jones (left) at the Duke of Edinburgh Award Luncheon in New York in 2009. Also pictured, Dr. sex therapist Ruth Westheimer (front) and host David Hryck (right)

Peter (second right) and Mary (right) with Steven Tyler from Aerosmith and his wife Theresa (left), as Peter revealed portraits of him in 1997

Peter (second right) and Mary (right) with Steven Tyler from Aerosmith and his wife Theresa (left), as Peter revealed portraits of him in 1997

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Peter (second right) and Mary (right) with Steven Tyler from Aerosmith and his wife Theresa (left), as Peter revealed portraits of him in 1997

Mary, a blonde with a pixel cut, caught Peter & # 39; s eye. He approached her and introduced himself with the words: & # 39; I have been painting your profile all my life. & # 39;

They get married a year later. It was led by Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani.

His twilight became the subject of a bitter quarrel between his family, namely his wife Mary and son Adam.

The couple fought over the care for Peter, who suffers from a severe form of dementia, and his expensive art collection.

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