The following information was supplied by his niece, Barbara Simmons:
In the beginning of his career, Max made many large portraits of wealthy and influential people like bankers who financed much of his career at that time. During the Depression, he did most of the murals through the WPA art projects, depicting cotton pickers for southern post offices, as well as creating his more famous Brooklyn Technical High School murals.
During World War II he worked on camouflage effects presumably for the army. All through this time he continued to produce his own painting and sculpting; having one-man shows, primarily in NYC, many of which were sold out during the invitational phase before the official opening.
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