Walter Neef was born In
who were coffee farmers. He was brought up in
war ended in 1945.He settled in
and made furniture to make ends meet.
A university lecturer asked him to make easels for
the students in the art courses after seeing the quality
of the furniture he was producing.
Walter jumped at the chance, formulated some basic
designs and through till his retirement manufactured
and sold the finest Australian artist’s easels available
in the country.
Guenter Neumann took over NEEF in 1964 after working with Mr Neef since ’61.
He introduced a number of modified easels and continued to build on ever-reliable Neef name.
An original example of our
No.20 upright post easel lies upstairs at Brett Whitley’s studio museum in