Max Greiner, Jr. is a professional artist & designer with experience in the broad fields of art, architecture, landscape architecture, advertising, public relations, writing, photography, graphic design, education, public speaking & Christian evangelism. Greiner art is collected in all 50 states & more than two dozen countries. It can be found in private and corporate collections, and on the campuses of numerous colleges and seminaries. It is in the collections of popes, presidents, governors, business leaders, Christian leaders, TV & music & sports stars. Max’s life is currently focused on creating meaningful art & introducing others to Jesus Christ, his Savior.
December 16, 1951, Warner Robins, GA., Air Force Base.
Married August 16,1975; Wife: Sherry L., Daughter: Diana Shay.
Christian, Southern Baptist heritage; “Born Again” (age 7), September 1959, Beaumont, TX. The Greiners worship at Impact Christian Fellowship, a non-denominational church in Kerrville, TX.
Art, architecture, photography, writing, archery, bowhunting, backpacking, canoeing, camping. Max published his first article in a national magazine at age 17, on the subject of bowfishing.
Bachelor of Environmental Design, College of Architecture, Texas A&M University (1974).
Professional Training: Drawing, painting, sculpture, jewelry, photography, writing, graphic design, advertising, public relations, architecture, landscape architecture & public speaking.
Outdoor Training: Eagle Scout (June 26, 1966), Order of the Arrow; Attended Philmont National Scout Ranch (1966), XII World Jamboree (1967).
Art (1978 – Present) Woodville, TX & Kerrville, TX.
Self-employed professional Artist/Designer.
Advertising (1976 –1978) Valencia, CA.
Employed by Jennings Compound Bow, Inc.; Graphic Designer & National Advertising & Promotion Director at age 26, for international company. Developed archery advertising programs, catalogs, instruction sheets, brochures, magazines ads & trade show exhibits.
Architecture (1974–1976) Dallas, TX.
Employed by Architects Partnership, Inc.; Primary responsibilities: architectural design and production. (Greiner did not seek AIA registration due to his pursuit of career in art.)
The Coming King Foundation (May 6, 2004) President & Founder. Nonprofit organization established to create free, evangelical, Sculpture Prayer Gardens across the world to bring glory and souls to Jesus Christ.
National Bowhunter Education Foundation (1979–1989) President, Vice-President, Director & Co-Founder. Non-profit educational organization dedicated to responsible & ethical bowhunting worldwide. Served with 21 directors in the development, administration & implementation of the International Bowhunter Education Program. The international program was recognized and certified by wildlife and hunter education agencies across the world. One of the original founders & writers of the original education course. Established the “Ishi” Art Project, and later the “Pope & Young” Art Projects, which raised almost $200,000 for education, in 1985 and 1986.
American Wildlife Education Foundation (1979 –1982) Chairman & Founder. Non-profit educational organization dedicated to creating graphic education programs for public school systems of America, to explain scientific wildlife management in simple terms. Recruited a nationwide team of 21 professional PhD & Master degree wildlife biologists & educators to develop program.
National Field Archery Association, (1976 –1979) Chairman, Public Relations Committee, Bowhunting & Conservation Division. At age 24, served as the youngest member of the select eight man national committee for the promotion & protection of bowhunting & bowhunter education in the United States. This group ultimately gave birth to the first nationally standardized bowhunter education course, the NBEF, IBEP & AWEF.
Lone Star Bowhunters Association (1974 –1976) Co-Founder, Vice President, Public Relations & Legislative Chairman. Served as one of the original founders of the association, at age 22. Life Member. Designed & wrote all original literature, publicity & Bylaws. Organized & led the first official Board Meeting in Austin, TX. Designed the association’s logo & officially proposed the “Archery Stamp” to the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department in Austin, Texas in 1975, which was later passed into law.
Texas Field Archery Association (1974 –1976) Bowhunting Vice President. Administered statewide bowhunting activities & policies. At age 22, served as the Committee Chairman of the delegation which helped form the LSBA & introduced the “Archery Stamp” in Texas, in 1975.
International Bowhunter Education Program (1974 –1978) first State Chairman in Texas & California. Established & administered programs in Texas (1974–1976) & in California. (1976 -1978). Recruited, trained & Certified IBEP Instructors. These two states were among the very first in the nation to implement the standardized bowhunter education course.
Brazos Bowman Archery Club (1970 – 1974) President & Vice President. Texas A&M University & College Station/ Bryan, TX.
Thomas Jefferson High School Archery Club (1969 – 1970) President & Founder, Port Arthur, TX.