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Max (Cyril Maxwell) Robinson

14-12-1934 - 13-02-2018

Funeral Details

Tuesday 20th February 2018 at

MB left me at 2am last Tuesday, 13 February 2018 while travelling by ambulance to the Alfred Hospital.

According to his written wishes there will be no formal funeral and I will take him to Lake Mungo where we can be, as he stated, alone together.

There will be a Celebration of his Life later for his friends and those who loved him, and we will post details here when they are available.

He was and remains a unique man, a beautiful man and a highly talented gentle and loving man with whom I have shared more than half my life-34 years.

Jane Schou-Clarke


Helen Richardson

February 21st, 2018 at 4:50 pm

My condolences .. I will never forget that spin in the porsche with Max. Fun days!

John Caughey

February 21st, 2018 at 3:21 pm

My oldest chum (1958) - the hole in my heart is only bettered my the loss of my dearly loved wife Elizabeth recently. We laughed, worked and carousels together. His art is on my wall but his beauty will live in my heart forever.

Richard Morrison

February 21st, 2018 at 11:31 am

Jane Schou-Clarke maxboy always the life of the party..I just can't believe it ..he was going to outlive us all

Mina Akikusa

February 21st, 2018 at 11:30 am

So sad to read this post Jane. We'll always have the memory of that Xmas at Green St when it bucketed down and Paul Cumming entertained us all afternoon with song, Max was in his element! (sadly Paul has also passed :( ) I hope you take comfort in the fact that you shared the best years of your lives together and his memory will always live on in you and those who loved him. Take good care of yourself. xxoo

Rosza Ganser

February 21st, 2018 at 11:29 am

Jane, I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Max's passing. It came as a complete shock to me. He was such a kind man with so much talent. I wish I could have seen him just one last time and talked about the properties of paint. Take care Miss Jane.

Georgia Weatherhead

February 21st, 2018 at 11:28 am

Soooo much love to you Jane. And soooo much love from me and Lily. 💕💕💕💕💕💕

De Ayers

February 21st, 2018 at 11:27 am

John and I are so terribly sorry to read this. He was a lovely and exceptional talented man, and he will be missed. Our thoughts are with you xx

Christine White

February 21st, 2018 at 11:27 am

So sad to hear this Jane. I have such fond memories of you and Max from the days of the Terry Laidler Show. Lots of fun and laughs. Thinking of you both.

Michael McGrath

February 21st, 2018 at 11:26 am

Jane, I’m sad to here of Max’s passing. He was a very creative artist. He will be missed by many. You both had a very special relationship

Darren Camilleri

February 21st, 2018 at 11:26 am

So devastated to hear Jane, we all loved Max so much, my deepest sympathies. He will be missed


February 21st, 2018 at 11:25 am

Oh Jane. I am so sorry. Thinking of you with lots of love. 💕💕

Irene Previn

February 21st, 2018 at 11:23 am

Very sorry to hear this, what a sad loss for you and the design community. My thoughts are with you, Jane x

Patty Drosinos Dilveridis

February 21st, 2018 at 11:00 am

So sorry for your loss Jane, May he rest in peace. <3

Chantelle Davies

February 21st, 2018 at 10:59 am

Jane; Jeremy and I are very sorry to read of the loss of your partner and soul mate - Max. No words can express his passing or your grief but we are thinking of you very much at this sad time xx

Bron Fox

February 21st, 2018 at 10:58 am

Oh Jane - Tony and I are so sorry to hear this sad news, and send you our love and deepest sympathy xxx

Veronica Ridge

February 21st, 2018 at 10:57 am

So sad Jane but what a great life you’ve had together. May the happy memories carry you through this difficult time. 🕊

Chris Bayman

February 21st, 2018 at 10:56 am

Janey, I am so devastated...I know that you must be shocked and hurt - please let me know if I can help in any way...you know that he was so marvellously loved, as are you xxxx

Brett Phillips

February 21st, 2018 at 10:56 am

Oh Jane. I’m so very sad to hear this news. My thoughts and love are with you and yours at this time. May Maxy live boldy and colourfully in your thoughts and dreams. He will be sadly missed by us all. Xb

Brian Buchanan

February 21st, 2018 at 10:55 am

Thinking of you - and Max. So many great times. Lots of love. Brian

Karen Ann Hardy

February 21st, 2018 at 10:54 am

Thinking of you. Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Emma Furlong

February 21st, 2018 at 10:53 am

Paul and I are very sad to hear of your loss. Max was a wonderful man and we were privileged to have known him and to have shared happy times of food and wine ...much wine. Our deepest condolences to you Jane. xx

Calle Schou Larsen

February 21st, 2018 at 10:53 am

Dear Cousin, My sincere condolence with the loss of Max. He was such a joy, creative, charming and gentle. It was a real pleasure meeting him and I hope that you have close friends that can help you through the difficult time ahead. Warmest thoughts from Denmark, Calle and family

Ruth Clark

February 21st, 2018 at 10:52 am

Sending my thoughts and hugs to you Jane, so sad to hear this about Max. A definite character of Australia and your love for so long. xox

Wendy Hughes

February 21st, 2018 at 10:51 am

Jane, I feel so very sad about this news. Max was a great person and I know you will miss him terribly. All my thoughts and love are with you. xxxx

Pernille Gaarde Kienle

February 21st, 2018 at 10:50 am

My sincerest condolences Jane <3

Denise Smaron

February 21st, 2018 at 10:49 am

Oh Jane I am so sorry to hear about Max. Wish I was there to give you a hug. Many fond memories of you both xxx

Diann Wells

February 21st, 2018 at 10:48 am

Sad news, great designer, RIP Max

Steven Cornwell

February 21st, 2018 at 10:44 am

A real Australian icon. He will be missed. ❤️

Chris Grosz

February 21st, 2018 at 10:44 am

I never knew him but his work speaks like I've always known him...RIP Max

Anne Hederics

February 21st, 2018 at 10:43 am

What an amazing figure in the art and design world. Inspiring to see processing the landscape at Artback camps. It was an honour for Steve and I to know him.

Denise Whitehouse

February 21st, 2018 at 10:42 am

A great mentor and supporter of students and young designers. Bye Max

Robert Imhoff

February 21st, 2018 at 10:39 am

Fond memories over four decades RIP old friend.

Fay Plamka

February 21st, 2018 at 10:38 am

A great and lovely man ,it was a pleasure to have known him.My sympathy to his family Rest In Peace ,Max

Vincent De Gouw

February 21st, 2018 at 10:37 am

Sad, sad news Mimmo. Farewell to the "Blue Max"... Vale Max.

Sally Hederics

February 21st, 2018 at 10:36 am

How lucky were we all to have connected with Max. An original Artback member whose extraordinary talent was inspiring to all of us. Sending condolences to everybody xx Rest In Peace and art Max xx

Ikat Nedej

February 21st, 2018 at 10:35 am

Very sad news, indeed. It has been my pleasure to have known you, Max. RIP.

Robin Lennox Stewart

February 21st, 2018 at 10:34 am

A great talent. Underated. Vale Max

Wayne Rankin

February 21st, 2018 at 10:33 am

The hardest part in the life of someone is saying goodbye. RIP mate, you will be sadly missed. It was an absolute pleasure and privilege to have known you.

Andrew Hoyne

February 21st, 2018 at 10:32 am

So sad. I loved Max. What a great laugh he had. Yep, that laugh will live on forever. So will his legacy - as a renowned design pioneer, and a gentleman. My sincere condolences to his family.

Mimmo Cozzolino

February 21st, 2018 at 10:21 am

Sorry to hear the news this morning, Jane. Privileged to have known such a wonderful and talented human being.

Jeremy Sankey

February 21st, 2018 at 10:20 am

Sorry to hear that news. My thoughts are with you in this sad time

Jordan Boicos

February 21st, 2018 at 10:19 am

Thoughts are with you Janey 💝💝💝💝

Jenni Lee

February 21st, 2018 at 10:17 am

Jane: Living , as we did, in the sticks, access to a comprehensive source of music was limited. My mother would purchase records and books from WRC and Book Clubs. This was one album I remember from her collection. Lovely to think that your beloved MB created that cover!

Glen Ewin

February 21st, 2018 at 10:14 am

Dear Jane, may the wings of his passing brush your cheek to bring a smile to your face as you remember the things that he brought to you

Lisa Rabinov Norman

February 21st, 2018 at 10:13 am

Condolences, Jane. Very sad

Helen Richardson

February 21st, 2018 at 10:12 am

My condolences - I will always remember the ride in the porsche! Take care, Jane.

Betty Laidler

February 21st, 2018 at 10:11 am

Dear Max - rest in peace ... Love to you, Jane, xxx

Trevor Flett

February 21st, 2018 at 10:10 am

Drinking Red Wine with 'Maxie boy' after a day of making Art in the Outback was one of life's great moments. We swapped stories, artworks and bullshit. We lunched at the Savage Club and shared our stories. Max had talent and verve. We will miss that cheeky smile buried beneath that distinctive charcoal beard. The man who designed the $10 note and many outstanding World Record Covers has left his mark. RIP Maxie boy.

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