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Mauve, Anton - Helped van Gogh

Mauve, Anton - Helped van Gogh Biographies Visual Arts Nineteenth Century Life Tragedies and Triumphs

Anton Mauve, van Gogh's cousin and a successful artist, gave Vincent his first set of watercolors.

The Rijksmuseum, in Amsterdam, provides this information about Anton Mauve:

Antonij (Anton) Mauve was born in Zaandam in 1838. At the age of 16, he left for Haarlem where he was apprenticed to the artist Pieter Frederik van Os, a specialist in cattle, followed by Wouterus Verschuur who painted horses. Together with Paul Gabriel, ten years his senior, he would often go into the countryside to paint directly from nature.

From the age of twenty he regularly stayed and worked in Oosterbeek, where many artists went, as well as in The Hague, Scheveningen, Amsterdam, Dordrecht and Drente. In 1871 he moved into a studio in The Hague, where he became a prominent figure in the art world. With his evocative landscapes of fields with cattle Mauve belonged to the the Hague School. 


Media Credits

Portrait, in the public domain.

Quoted reference, about Anton Mauve, from the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

 

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