BA in History with minors in Art History and Political Science from Vanderbilt University
MA in Art History from Washington University in St. Louis
Max is a PhD Candidate in the department of Art History and Archaeology. He focuses on 20th-century modernism in North America and Europe, and he is especially interested in political art work, public mural painting, and artistic formation during the 1930s. His dissertation explores the extensive discourse around left-wing political art during the Great Depression, using the early career of Philip Guston as a case study for many issues and debates about leftist art, federal patronage, and arts education.