Max Wolpe’s 11
In April 2018, the SAJM opened this exciting new exhibition, Max Wolpe’s 11.
Born in 1953, Max Wolpe has become an established and recognizable figure in the Cape Town art community. Having graduated from Ruth Prowse Art school in 1978 with a diploma in Fine Art, Max has worked consistently and almost compulsively at his art practice at his home in Cape Town. The large body of work he has created persistently revisits themes and scenes that are humorous, ironic and lively.
Max Wolpe has exhibited his works in numerous solo shows at the AVA Gallery in Cape Town, has had a solo at the Jacobs & Liknaitzky Gallery in Cape Town as well as exhibiting at the Linda Goodman Gallery in Johannesburg. In 1994 Wolpe was the winner of the First Prize ABSA “Cricket at Newlands” competition in Cape Town. He was also a finalist in the Brett Kebble Art Awards in 2004 and again in 2005. His work is held in national as well as private collections, including Dr Stuart Saunders, Wooltru, SA National Gallery, Pietersburg Municipal Museum, Abbey Holdings Ltd, SANLAM and the SA Development Bank.