From 1881 to 1885 Max attended the day school of a Mr Wilkinson in Orme Square. Beerbohm was educated at Charterhouse School and Merton College, Oxford from 1890-1894, where he was Secretary of the Myrmidon Club. It was at school that he began writing. While at Oxford Beerbohm became acquainted with Oscar Wilde and his circle through his half-brother, Herbert Beerbohm Tree.
In 1895 Beerbohm went to the United States for several months as secretary to his half-brother Herbert Beerbohm Tree's theatrical company. He was fired when he spent far too many hours polishing the business correspondence. From 1898 till 1910 he was a drama critic at Saturday Review, London. In 1936 and from 1938 till 1940 he broadcasted a series of talks on BBC-Radio. His caricatures have been exhibited in museums throughout the United States and Europe.
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Oscar Wilde: "The gods have bestowed on Max the gift of perpetual old age."
Max's first spouse was Florence Kahn, they married in 1910, but in 1951 she died. His second spouse was Elisabeth Jungmann. The married on May, 1956.