Artist: Max Perim

Title: “Palmar Arteries and Nerves”
Medium: Digital vector image
Objective: To effectively and didactically depict the neurovascular anatomy of the palm for an audience of medical students.
Title: “Prosthetic Knee Replacement”
Medium: Adobe Photoshop
Objective: To didactically depict the clinically oriented anatomy in knee replacement, and provide an audience of medical students with information on which ligaments are involved.
About Medical Illustration

The Medical Illustration Graduate Program within the College of Allied Health Sciences at Augusta University is one of only three such programs in the country.

Completion of the twenty-one-month curriculum in Medical Illustration results in a Master of Science in Medical Illustration degree granted through The Graduate School. Augusta University is part of the University System of Georgia

The program emphasizes anatomical and surgical illustration for print and electronic publication, as well as for projection and broadcast distribution. Because of the importance of good drawing skills, our students learn a variety of traditional illustration techniques during the first year. Computer technologies and digital techniques used to prepare both vector and raster images for print, projection, animation, and multimedia are also extensively integrated into the curriculum. In addition to being skilled artists, medical illustrators must be knowledgeable in anatomy and the health sciences. Our students study communication theory and illustration techniques, and take graduate-level science courses, such as gross anatomy and cell biology, with the medical students.

Learn more about our program

About the David J. Mascaro Teaching Gallery

Through the years, David J. Mascaro collected many outstanding and unique works of art by some of the best artists in both medical and commercial illustration. Max Brödel, Elizabeth Brödel, Gerald Hodge, Bob Demarest, Keith Kasnot, Rebekah Dodson, Russell Drake, Tom Jones, Stephen Gilbert, John Karapelou, Arthur Lidov, Paul Peck, Elizabeth Roselius, Will Sheperd and Bill Westwood are but a few of the artists represented in the collection. David collected not to indulge some personal whim, but to better share with his students his deep appreciation and respect for the craft of illustration.

A gallery that educates, inspires, and motivates—what better learning environment can we provide for the future of our profession? It became our aim to build upon David’s core collection and establish a permanent teaching gallery. In the spring of 2000, the program began a campaign to acquire original artworks from our alumni, the hundreds of talented and dedicated professionals who have earned degrees in medical illustration from our university. This teaching gallery serves our students, faculty, and alumni as an essential educational resource, a wellspring of inspiration, and a challenge to always strive for excellence.

Visit the David J. Mascaro Teaching Gallery

Robert B. Greenblatt Library

For the past several years, the Robert B. Greenblatt, MD Library has been privileged to host the annual University of Georgia and Augusta University Student Scientific & Medical Illustration Exhibition. This exhibition featured the scientific illustrations by UGA undergraduates as well as illustrations created by students in the Augusta University Medical Illustration Graduate Program in the College of Allied Health Sciences. The UGA students’ scientific illustrations detailed and clarified the natural world. The meticulous medical illustrations by the Augusta University students informed and enlightened viewers about the human body in health and disease.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Greenblatt Library has been closed since March; thus this year’s on-site exhibition did not take place. However, due to the diligence of the Medical Illustration Graduate Program, an online exhibition features the artwork of the program’s graduate students. The showcased artwork includes the medium used by the students to create their illustrations and the objectives of each piece. An additional highlight of the online exhibition, in comparison to past on-site exhibitions at the Greenblatt Library, is information about each graduate student artist. Please take time to view and enjoy this year’s online stage of the Student Medical Illustration Exhibition 2020.

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Max Perim, Class of 2021

Max is currently pursuing a MS in Medical Illustration degree at Augusta University. He previously received his BFA degree in Fine Art from Carnegie Mellon University in 2014. During his undergraduate education, Max was awarded Carnegie Mellon’s Interdisciplinary Grant for his collaborative work with students at the School of Architecture. His work has been featured in VIATOR magazine, the Actual Size exhibition, and the Three Rivers Arts Festival, where he won the juror’s choice award.

During his undergraduate studies he was a teaching assistant in the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. Max called upon that experience later as an intern in the exhibitions department at the Andy Warhol Museum, where he helped coordinate public exhibits. Before coming to Augusta University, Max held positions at two digital and traditional printing centers: Artist Image Resource and Carnegie Mellon’s Digital Arts Studio. Following that, he worked in various contract positions as a layout and advertising designer before returning to teaching. Max served as an arts educator for at-risk youth at Art with a Heart. He has also served as a private tutor in math and English.

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