On September 9, 1923, Max Lüscher was born in the Swiss
university town of Basel. He attended school in Basel and in 1944 was awarded
his "Matura" there, a diploma which would allow him to pursue his studies at the
university level. He went on to study psychiatry and earned a doctorate in the
fields of philosophy, psychology, and the philosophy of law. His dissertation on
"Color as a diagnostic tool in psychology" was pronounced "summa cum laude" by
the professors of psychiatry, philosophy, and psychology.
He then embarked on a career as a psychotherapist in Basel and, from 1961-1965,
in Berlin. Since then, he has made his home in Lucerne, where he is the head of
the Institute for Medical Psychodiagnostics and contributes to scientific work
on Lüscher-Color-Diagnostics and therapy. The main emphasis of his activities is
on training seminars for physicians and guest lectures. The
Lüscher-Color-Diagnostics are taught in seven languages, and it is used at
universities throughout the world, e.g. in Russia, Poland, Hungary, Romania, the
Czech Republic, Slovakia, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Austria, Italy, Germany,
Switzerland, USA (Yale, Boston), Chile, Peru, and Argentina.