Peter Max hosted Swami Satchidananda’s first visit to the USA in 1966. Max has talked about the influence Swami Satchidananda has had on Max’s prolific art: “Swami Satchidananda inspired me when he told me that the word, heart, is made up of two words— He + art. ‘He, the individual, plus art, equals heart,’ said the Swami. ‘So we are all here to create art.’” See some of Max’s art inspired by his Yoga master.
One of the most famous of all living artist’s, Peter Max is also a pop culture icon. His bold colors, uplifting images and an uncommon artistic diversity have touched almost every phase of American culture and has inspired many generations.
Peter Max is the 2014 Global Garland Art and Media Ambassador.