Acrylic/wood, 62,5 x 80,5 cm, on the reverse sign. Max H. Mahlmann, dat. 1960 as well as titled. - Painter a. graphic artist, after apprenticeship as stage designer a. commercial artist he studied at the Dresden academy under R. Müller a. W. Rudolph 1934-38, joined the "Gruppe 45", 1958-77 he was lecturer at the Hamburg school for applied arts, in 1986 he was awarded the Edwin Scharff prize together with his wife Gudrun Piper a. in 1997 he won the Hamburg medal for arts a. science. - Mus.: Hamburg (Kunsthall), Aachen (Suermondt-Mus.), Schleswig (SHLM), Kiel, Dordrecht, Kansas a. others. - Lit.: Vollmer, Der Neue Rump.