Max Gottfried is a painter who lives in Long Beach, NY. During the day he is a mild mannered professor and educator at Nassau Community College, Usdan Center for the Creative Arts and Rambam Mesivta High School. His paintings, prints and 3D constructions are the inspired result from a collective steady diet of comic books, film noir, 1930s streamline design, 1960s garage music, vintage textiles and the complexities of male/female relationships. His explosive colors and patterns are from a lifelong history of migraine headaches and intense cranial suffering.