Max Mannix was born in Nyah West, Victoria 1939, artist and print-maker, mostly self-taught who has become a well respected and collectable artist. Is a figurative painter of rural Australia whose works depict life in the outback in a light-hearted vein, keen insight and gentle humour. Works in oil, acrylic, pen and ink, and also etchings. His style is recognizable as his own.
Leaving home at the age of sixteen, he spent 20 years working in the Australian outback. His experiences and memories of this time provide rich inspiration for his unique art works.
He has held many successful exhibitions in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Canberra and Perth. His works are represented at the Wollongong Art Gallery and in private collections in Australia, U.S.A., England, Israel, Japan, New Zealand and Canada. Won the Bright Award, Vic. in 1978. Publications include "The Wild Colonial Boy", J.M. Dent, Melbourne 1982. Also listed in "Directory of Australian Printmakers" 1982, and "Artists and Galleries of Australia", Max Germaine, 1984.