Max Doerner(1870–1939) was a German artist and art theorist.
Doerner's artistic education was at the Academy of Fine Arts (Munich) where he studies under Johann Caspar Herterich and Wilhelm von Diez. His style was basically impressionistic. He travelled around Europe, in particular to the Low Countries and Italy and studied the old techniques of painting. He is most noted for his work The Materials of the Artist and Their Use in Painting first published in 1921 and now running to many editions.