Maris Paintings & Biography
Born on February 18, 1844 in The Hague where he also died on October 10, 1910. After having been introduced to painting by his brothers Jacob and Matthijs, who were also painters, Willem subsequently further trained himself on his own. In 1855 he made the acquaintance of Anton Mauve who decidedly influenced his painting style. In 1865 he journeyed to Germany. Willem Maris is considered one of the most important representatives of the "Hague School"; in his vibrant landscapes animals always take center stage.