Mati Klarwein

1932 - 2002, Mati was born on the 9th of April 1932 in Hamburg Germany. His parents moved to Israel (then Palestine) in 1934 where his father became a well know architect. His mother was an opera singer and at the age of 17 he moved to Paris with her and studied painting at the Beaux Arts as well as with Fernand Leger and Ernst Fuchs.  Mati came to Deia in 1953, invited by his friend Bill Waldren. He divided his time between New York City and Mallorca finally settling in Deia in 1984.  His parties were legendary; he had acquired a massive collection of eclectic music and played congas and guitar himself too.  He was a charismatic and fascinating man.  He died of cancer in 2002.    Mati had 4 children with three wives who still live or visit the island of Mallorca.