Memorial service for Max Angus

A Celebration of Max Angus’ life was held at Turnbull Funeral Parlours, Letitia Street North Hobart on Tuesday 7th March, 2017.

Several hundred friends joined Max’s family to farewell this artist, writer and gentleman.

A wonderful display of Max’s art, the several books he authored, his tools (watercolour paints, brushes and easels), his Order of Australia and his war service medals sat at the front of the room (see photos below), beneath a photograph of Max painting taken just weeks before his passing.

Max’s son Peter told the compelling tale of Max’s life from the muddy dirt streets of Battery Point where he grew up to his work as a sign writer and in the war effort, to his career as a professional artist.

Max’s grandchildren – Richard, Nick and Sally also spoke – their faces coming alive with the stories of their grandfather and his positive, inquisitive and attentive disposition.

Melva Truchanas, Elspeth Vaughan and Patricia Giles and others spoke of their old friend and fellow artist with fondness and gratitude. Representatives of the arts community and the conservation movement attested to Max’s hard work and dedication.

There was a lovely festive morning tea after the service – a testament to Max’s spirit.

It was truly a celebration of a life well lived.

Adam Beeson
Co-Convenor, Lake Pedder Restoration

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