Max Greiner, Jr. is a professional artist and designer with experience in the broad fields of art, architecture, graphic design, landscape architecture, photography, advertising, public relations, writing, education and public speaking. Greiner's drawings, paintings, sculptures, jewelry and art gift designs are collected in all 50 states and more than 65 countries. Max's work can be found in private and corporate collections and on the campuses of businesses, colleges and seminaries. It "The Empty Cross". Today, Max and Sherry donate much of their time and resources to The Coming King Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit art museum in Kerrville, TX.
December 16, 1951, Warner Robins, GA., Air Force Base.
Married August 16, 1975; Wife: Sherry L.; Daughter: Diana Shay (Greiner) Evans.
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 and public speaking. Max published his first article in a national magazine at age 17.
Bachelor of Environmental Design, College of Architecture, Texas A&M University (1974). Greiner is still recognized by professors as one of the top design students of TAMU.
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 and Kerrville, TX. Self-employed professional Artist/Designer.
Advertising (1976 –1978) Valencia, CA. Employed by Jennings Compound Bow, Inc.; Graphic Designer and later, National Advertising & Promotion Director, at age 26, for the archery company. Developed advertising programs, catalogs, packaging, brochures, magazines ads and trade show exhibits.
Architecture (1974–1976) Dallas, TX. Employed by Architects Partnership, Inc.; Primary responsibilities: architectural design and production. Greiner did not seek official AIA registration due to his decision to pursue a full-time career in fine art, in the spring of 1978, with his wife, Sherry.
The Coming King Foundation (May 6, 2004) President and Founder. Non-profit organization established to create free Sculpture Prayer Gardens across the USA and world to bring glory and souls to God.
National Bowhunter Education Foundation (1979–1989) President, Vice-President, Director and Co-founder. 501c3 non-profit educational organization dedicated to teaching responsible and ethical bowhunting worldwide. Served with 21 Directors in the development, administration and 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 founders and writers of the original education curriculum. Established the “Ishi” Art Project, and later the “Pope & Young” Art Projects, which raised almost $200,000 in 1985 and 1986, for hunter education.
American Wildlife Education Foundation (1979 –1982) Chairman and Founder. Non-profit, 501c3, 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 and Master degree wildlife biologists, and educators, to develop the graphic 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 of archery and bowhunter education in the United States. This group ultimately birthed the first nationally standardized bowhunter education course, the NBEF, IBEP & AWEF. The archery safety course was eventually implemented around the world.
Lone Star Bowhunters Association (1974 –1976) Co-Founder, Vice President, Public Relations and Legislative Chairman. Served as one of the original founders of the association, at age 22. Life Member. Designed and wrote all original literature, publicity and Bylaws. Organized and led the first official Board Meeting in Austin, TX. Designed the association’s logo and 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 for Texas. Administered statewide bowhunting activities and policies. At age 22, served as the Committee Chairman of the delegation, which helped form the LSBA, and introduced the “Archery Stamp” in Texas, in 1975.
International Bowhunter Education Program (1974 –1978) first State Chairman in Texas, and California. Established and administered programs in Texas (1974–1976) and in California. (1976 -1978). Recruited, trained and Certified IBEP Instructors. These two states were among the very first in the nation to implement the standardized bowhunter education course, which eventually spread around the world.
Brazos Bowman Archery Club (1970 – 1974) President and Vice President. Texas A&M University - College Station/Bryan, TX. Lead a 100 mile canoe trip through the canyons of the Rio Grande.
Thomas Jefferson High School Archery Club (1969 – 1970) President and founder, Port Arthur, TX.