Max Martin

1889 - 1965

Shy of his success, he became a scenic artist in London theatres. After 35 years away from Australia, he returned to Adelaide for a year or so before returning to Melbourne where he exhibited sporadically until his death in relative obscurity in 1965. The State Library of Victoria now holds three of his works including a portrait of Archbishop Mannix featured recently on the cover of Jim Griffin's biography of Mannix.

Jeremy Hill in Daniel Mannix: Beyond the Myths, by James Griffin, Garratt Publishing, 2012, p. 4