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Max Brandrett -The Master Forger
Max developed his art skills after running away from his Barnardos childrens home to join the circus at 15. Whilst grooming elephants and painting the trucks for 2 years, he found his passion for art. After a chance meeting with the famous forger Tom Keatings, Max was tempted to experiment with copying the great masters. Word of his talents reached the black market, and the Kray twins asked for a portrait of their mother, which they luckily loved. Brandrett however, did end up paying the price with 3 prison sentences and promised he wouldnt do it again, even when his most profitable piece fetched over £12,000 back in the 80s. Even today, many people dont know exactly what is hanging on their walls! Now he is just looking for the respect his skills deserve. He prefers working on detailed recreations that challenge his skills such as battle scenes, ships and animals. He still produces copies of famous pieces, but by changing one tiny detail in each image, this time it is legal .