Max Angus, Australian painter, Died at 102

Max Rupert Angus was born on October 30, 1914, in Hobart, Tasmania, and died on February 21, 2017.

He was an Australian painter, best known for his watercolor paintings of Tasmanian landscapes.

During 1931, Max studied art at Hobart Technical College and worked as a sign writer.

Later, Angus moved to Melbourne to start a commercial art studio with his brother, Don.

Dring 1942, Angus enlisted in the army during World War II, working as the head of the map drafting room in the intelligence department.

After being discharged in 1945, he returned to Hobart where he worked in several artistic media and endeavors but ended up concentrating on watercolor paintings of the Tasmanian landscape.

During 1967, he was one of several Tasmanian artists and photographers who protested the proposed flooding of Lake Pedder by documenting the original state of the lake in art and photographs.

After the photographer Olegas Truchanas drowned in the Gordon River in 1972, Angus wrote a definitive tribute to his friend, The World of Olegas Truchanas, published in 1975.

He was made a Member of the Order of Australia on Australia Day in 1978.

Max was appointed as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA), in 1987.

Max Angus passed away at 102 years old.