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 Max Shertz  (1933 - 2009)

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Lived/Active: California      Known for: non objective-unconscious, portrait

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This artist is one of the original Inner Artists and has been teaching a course entitled "Journey into the Inner Artist" for half a century. He has written "Frontiers of Ecstasy", essays on Art of the Unconscious.

His portraits appear on the Masterpiece Artists Series, and on a "pinot noir" from a winery in the central coast region; Shertz is one of the twelve artists on these wine labels that include Picasso, Braque, Marc, Masson, Hoffman, Klee, Krasner, Pollock, Gorky, Kandinsky and Miro.


"Max shows us the true nature of creativity. Reading Maxs writing may be the best investment of time anyone would make." By Alan Lakein, author of "How To Get Control Of Your Time And Life."

"Max Shertz may be taking off where the great Picasso left us his writing and living is a contemporary combination of Hermes and Zeus" By Adrianna Stassinopoulos Huffington, author of "Beyond The Callas Legend", and "Picasso".

"The power of his prose and the place he is coming from when he writes prevents self-doubt . . . his writing diminishes ones fear . . . and uncovers ones inner power. This is a book that will read more than once and understood on different levels with each reading. Its a book that will not easily be forgotten" By Tim Gallwey, author of "The Inner Game".

Frontiers of Ecstasy by Max Shertz 2000
American Artists of Renown Wilson Publishing Company Author: Ann Avery 1981, 1982
Artists/USA Artists USA, Inc. Author: Herbert Leiberman 1974-75
Whos Who Whos Who in World Jewry author ____________ year 1980

Cultural Center, Manila, Republic of the Philippines
Educational Alliance, New York City, New York
Spertica Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio
City of Hope, Los Angeles, California
Mount Zion Hospital and Medical Center, San Francisco, California
City Hall, Los Angeles, California
President Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos, Republic of the Philippines, The palace
State of Israel, Presidents Residence, Jerusalem, Israel
The Royal Family, Their Royal Highnesses King Bandoin and Queen Fabiola of the Belgiums, The Palace

Huntington H. Hartford, New York City, NY
Mayor Tom Bradley, Los Angeles, CA
Major General Frank Sax, New York, NY
Carlos Faustino, Council General and Ambassador of the Philippines to San Francisco, CA
Naomi Gann, Cultural Attache to Israel, Los Angeles, Ca
Countess Toto Badini, Milan, Italy
Chief Thunder, Imre, Nevada
Milt Moskovitz, San Francisco Chronicle, CA
Senator John Tunney, Los Angeles, CA
Nehemiah and Tria Persoff, Los Angeles, CA
Richard Donner, Los Angeles, CA
Michael Ansara, Los Angeles, CA
Paul Jenkins, Los Angeles, CA
Boris Deutsch, Los Angeles, CA
Ric Marlow, Los Angeles, CA
Mayor George Moscone, San Francisco, CA
Sammy Davis Jr., Los Angeles, CA
Ray Danton, Los Angeles, CA
George Maharis, Los Angeles, CA
Harry Guardino, Los Angeles, CA
John Erickson, Los Angeles, CA
Sandy Baron, New York, NY
Paul Winchell, Los Angeles, CA
Fred Beir, Los Angeles, CA
Alvin Ailey II, New York City, New York
Laurendo Almeida, Los Angeles, CA
Mickey and Irene Ross, Los Angeles, CA
Dick Gregory, New York City, NY
Erik Estrada, Studio City, CA
Grumbacher Collection, New York, NY
Mitchell and Ellen Kapor, Cambridge, MA, Lotus 123

Poster 1971 City Center, New York City, Alvin Ailey II, "Festival Of The Three Bridges"
Mural 1976 Mount Zion Hospital
Mural 1977 Mount Zion Hospital dental Clinic
Lithograph 1976 Mount Zion Hospital "Celebration of Judaism"
Lithograph 1978, Mobil School, San Francisco
Poster 1985 Gallerie of the Inner Artist Wind Up Warrior"

Testimonial Award for Commitment to Justice, Peace and Freedom; Board of Directors, Mount Zion Hospital, San Francisco, California
Commendation: Presidents Office, State of Israel

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Max Shertz passed on October 15, 2009 after a long illness.

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