Max Spivak, a ceramic muralist, learned his specialty in the 1930's while working for the Works Progress Administration Federal Art Project. Mr. Spivak created mosaic murals for the American liners Constitution and Independence, the lobby at 111 West 40th Street, the United Parcel Building at 643 West 43d Street and at many schools and libraries. He won a silver medal from the Architectural League of New York for his panels in the General Wingate High School in Brooklyn. He was born at Bregnun, Poland in 1906 and died on Dec. 5, 1981, at the Jewish Home and Hospital. His wife, the former Florence Borghese, and a daughter, Nora di Gregorio now keep his legacy alive.