Ralf Maximilian Berninger was born in Idstein, Taunus (near Frankfurt). R. Max is a musician, lyricist and composer. He studied interior design and architecture at the Fachhochschule in Wiesbaden and became a Freelance artist and musician, besides working in different other areas.
He has participated in numerous national and international exhibitions and has worked for private collectors and businesses. R.Max lives between La Palma, in Canary Islands and Taunus near Frankfurt, Germany.