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Gabriel Max

Max, Gabriel (gäˈbrēĕl mäks) [key], 1840–1915, German painter and illustrator, b. Prague; son and pupil of the sculptor Josef Max (1803–54). A student of psychology and anthropology, Gabriel Max is best known as a painter of mystical subjects. Characteristic of his ethereal style is The Last Token (Metropolitan Mus.).

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