As a young boy in Argentina, Maxim Lipzer used to make his own comic books with his friends, turning paper and glue creations into works of art with his illustrations. As he grew older, Maxim’s interest in graphic design expanded, as did his interest in painting. Though Maxim originally intended to enter the world of graphics and illustration, his life changed dramatically after he met and studied with the artist Patricia Pollito in his native Buenos Aires. Besides working with him on technique and artistry, Pollito introduced Maxim to the great masters of the modern age such as Matisse and Picasso. Maxim describes how a whole world opened before him as he gained knowledge of the twentieth century artistic tradition.