Max Engels – Bonsai Life

A little insight to important stages

1989 Born in Essen, Germany

1999-2004 first contact to Bonsai and increasing involvement

2004 admission to Bonsai Club Germany

2006-today contact to my first teacher, the German Bonsai artist Christian Przybylski

2007 Demonstration with Christian Przybylski at „NRW Bonsai days“ in Essen

2007-today Publications in magazines: "Bonsai" (German), "Bonsai Art" (German), "Bonsai Focus" (European), "Bonsai magazine of the Florida Bonsai Society" (American)

2008 Demonstration with Christian Przybylski at „NRW Bonsai days“ in Essen

2008 6-month Asia journey with a focus on China, Japan, Hong Kong and Macau.
Extensive visits to famous and private Bonsai gardens and artists.
2009 Won the design competition of Bonsai Studio Busch, Dusseldorf on the occasion of its 25th anniversary

2009 Start of various business activities in Bonsai. e.g. curatorship for the most important collection of trees by famous deceased Bonsai artist Wolf D. Schudde

2009-today looking after about 100 own trees and further customer trees

2011 Participation in exhibition "Bonsai Triennale" in Pilnitz with two trees

2011 Demonstration with Rainer Kurps at „NRW Bonsai days“ in Essen

2012 Demonstration with Rainer Kurps at „NRW Bonsai days“ in Essen

2012 Participation in the 3rd Bonsai exhibition of "Bonsai-Fachforum" in Lippstadt with one tree

2012 Participation in the federal exhibition of Bonsai Club Germany with one tree

2012 Invitation and participation as a special guest demonstrator at 7.th Open House Event of Wigert's Bonsai Nursery Florida, USA

2013 Founder and team leader of the Bonsai working group Essen, Germany

2013 Participation in the 8th INTERNATIONAL BONSAI AND SUISEKI EXHIBITION, Lithuania with one tree

2013 Demonstration with Piotr Czerniachowski from Poland at 8th INTERNATIONAL BONSAI AND SUISEKI EXHIBITION, Lithuania

2013 Demonstration with Christian Przybylski at 8th INTERNATIONAL BONSAI AND SUISEKI EXHIBITION, Lithuania

2013 Own Workshop at 8.th Open House Event of Wigert's Bonsai Nursery Florida, USA

2013 1-month Asia journey with a focus on China, Hong Kong and Macau.

2014 Participation in the 4th Bonsai exhibition of "Bonsai-Fachforum" in Lippstadt

2014 Participation in the federal exhibition of Bonsai Club Germany with one tree

2014 Participation in the NRW Bonsai days in Essen with one tree

2014-today Contact to my second teacher, the Belgian Bonsai artist Jean-Paul Polmans

2015-today Membership in the Belgian Bonsai Club Eda Uchi Kai

2015-today Member of the jury for NRW Bonsai days

2015 Demonstration at „NRW Bonsai days“ in Muelheim

2015-2016 2 months apprenticeship at Shunka-en Bonsai museum, Japan
intensive contact to my third teacher, the Japanese Bonsai artist Kunio Kobayashi

2016 2 articles about my Bonsai life in Nikkei Press, Japan

2016 TV report about my Bonsai life on TV Tokyo, Japan

2016 Demonstration with Christian Przybylski at German National Bonsai Exhibition, Leipzig