About the Artist

Max dreaming up my next paintingMax Savaiko is an contemporary realist Artist, who paints in the classical tradition. He was born and raised near Red Bank, New Jersey, a quiet town settled just between the Beaches of Sea Bright, and the Horse country of Colts Neck.

From a very young age Max attended various art classes to further his natural talent. During this time, he was mentored in drawing, the arts, and composition by his sister, Lauren Savaiko, also a professionally accomplished artist. Max continued his lifelong passion of Art and studied under Neil Carlin at the Brandywine Atelier and Studio Rilievo. This further strengthened his knowledge of this complex craft, and classical realism.

Max creates in oil paint in the tradition of the Old Dutch Masters using a variety of techniques that include strong use of light and shade, bold color, contrasts, and abstract shapes. His intent is to capture the viewer and elicit a visceral response, which brings them into the scene, and makes it feel as if they can touch the objects d’art.  

Max’s work can been seen at this Fine Art Gallery:

Max can be found painting in Kennett Square Pennsylvania, where he lives with his beautiful wife and twin daughters.




2008    Studio Rilievo – Continuing Studies under Neil Carlin, Kennett Square, PA 
2003    Brandywine Atelier – Studied under Neil Carlin, Kennett Square, PA 
1988    Widener University – BA Business Management

Selected Group Exhibitions, Awards:

2022 - Yellow Springs Art Show/ Chadds Ford Art Show

2021 - 2nd Place Fusion Art International Still Life Competition.- Blanton's Bottoms Up.

2021 - Richeson 75 International Still Life Honorable mention Vodka Martini

2019 - Present - COCA Pop-Up Gallery - Featured Art and Artist - Group show and exhibit.

2013 - 2019   Hardcastle Gallery – Holiday Miniature and Group shows

2011    Art Institute and Gallery – National Juried Group Exhibition

            Bohemian Art Collective – Group Exhibit

2009   Bucks County Fine Art Gallery - Plein Air Show
            Hardcastle Gallery - People Place and Things

2008    The Richeson75: International Still Life & Floral Art Show and Competition – Finalist

            Center for the Creative Arts – Regional Exhibition – 2nd Place. 
            Featured Artist – Sinclair’s, PA
2007    The Richeson75: International Still Life & Floral Art Show and Competition - Finalist
            Featured Artist/ Painting Demo – Art Works, PA
2006    Featured Artist – Art Works, PA
            Unionville Arts Festival, PA
2005    “Creating Peace”, Monmouth Beach Arts Center, NJ 
            Unionville Arts Festival, PA


2008    Second Semi-Annual Richeson75 Still Life Competition, Art
             Gallery Catalog
2007    First Semi-Annual Richeson75 Still Life Competition, Art
             Gallery Catalog

Professional Associations:

Chester County Art Association

Oil Painters of America

National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society