Education
• University of Minnesota, 1950 (Bachelor’s degree)
• National Academy of Art, 1952 – 1956 (Painting)
• Arizona State University, 1963 (MFA- Painting)
• San Diego State University, 1970 (MA- Linguistics)
• UCLA, 1972-74 (MA, PhD- Germanic Languages)

Collections – Public (selected)
• Tel Aviv Museum
• Arizona State University Museum
• General Electric Company, AZ
• Arizona State Hospital
• San Diego State University
• City of San Diego
• Trail King Industries, SD
• Kettler & Wilson, OH
• Huntington Bank HQ, Columbus, OH
• State Savings Bank HQ, Columbus, OH
• Photography Unlimited, OH
• Robert Johns P.A., OH
• Kidron Electric Inc., OH
• Rubbermaid Inc, Wooster, OH
• Borden International, London, UK

Collections – Private (selected)
• Mr. Robert Lakos, MD
• Dr. & Mrs. Donald Brodie, CA
• Dr. & Mrs. Gilbert Fullington, NM
• Dr. & Mrs. Heinrich Schutte, Germany
• Mr. Nathan Williamschen, MN
• Mr. & Mrs. Robert Conant, VT
• Dr. & Mrs. Howard Sirak, OH
• Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Donahue, CA
• Dr. & Mrs. Neil Elkjer, SD
• Dr. & Mrs. Tom Willock, IL
• Dr. & Mrs. Mark Bombara, NYC
• Mr. & Mrs. Daniel O’Riordan, Eire
• Mr. & Mrs. Robert Crane, FL
• Mrs. John B. Dempsey, OH

Shows (Selected)
• Ohio Governor’s Show – 1986
• La Jolla Art Institute, CA
• Wayne Center for the Arts, OH
• SW State University, MN
• Wooster College, OH
• Wheeling Jesuit College, WV
• Nobles County Art Center, MN
• Winning Images, OH
• San Diego Art Institute, CA
Awards & Honors (Selected)
• National Academy of Art – Best in Show
• Arizona State University – University Collection Award
• City of San Diego – Silver Medal: Bicentennial Poster
• San Diego Art Institute – First Prize: Painting
• La Jolla Art Institute – Best In Show
• Huntington Bank HQ – Huntington Collection Prize
• Kerstlingerode Institute – Best Foreign Painter Award
• State Savings Bank HQ – Purchase Prize
• Gottingen University – German-American Artist Prize
• Borden International – Borden Collection Purchase Prize


“Schimmernacht”, 1984; the painting that started it all


“Hueston Woods”, 1995


Max loved living and painting in Amish Country- Holmes County, Ohio


Max and Malinda at a show featuring early paintings in San Diego, CA