The following information was submitted in July of 2006 by Robert Azensky:
Primarily a Plein Air painter Max is an avid outdoorsman , and is always seeking to capture that spiritual ,and humble quality of nature. His work evokes a restful, contemplative stillness that he seeks, both in life, and his Art. Growing up in Miami he spent most weekends, and summers outdoors in the Everglades, or on the water soaking up the rich color, and beauty of the tropical landscape. He moved with his family to Ocean Springs, Mississippi for a brief period before moving out to California where he has lived for over 20 years.
Mostly self-taught, he was forever drawing, and sketching as a kid, but the beautiful landscape, and rich artistic heritage of the Monterey peninsula's Artist colony that was the deciding influence on his later works. An illustration Instructor, Jane Miller of the Monterey Peninsula College encouraged him to study early California greats such as Granville Redmond, and Guiseppe Cadennaso whereby they helped to influence his early pallete, and style.
Although his current work is uniquely his own, he owes a debt to the early pioneers of California impressionism. With so much of that landscape quickly disappearing, he tries to capture that spiritual beauty, and glimpse of paradise we all seek in our lives.
Student /faculty show- Monterey Peninsula College
Ohr O'Keeffe Museum of Art - Juried Gulf States Competition 2006.
He is a member of the California Art Club (Painting patron)