(1839 - 1917)
Matthijs Maris was active/lived in Netherlands, Holland, England. Matthijs Maris is known for portrait and landscape painting, etching, lithography.
Biography Matthijs Maris
Matthias Marris was a Dutch painter, etcher and lithographer*. He was also known as Matthijs Maris or Thijs. Initially belonging to the Hague School*, like his two brothers, Jacob and Willem, his later works deviated more and more from that school into a unique style influenced by the Pre-Raphaelites.
When Matthijs was twelve, he registed at the Hague Academy of Art, but did not pass the entrance exam. Therefore he took lessons from Isaac Cornelis Elink Sterk, secretary of the Academy. One year later he was admitted and studied there until 1855. A grant from Queen Sophie enabled him to follow his brother Jacob to Antwerp, where they rented rooms together. In 1858 Matthijs returned to The Hague, where Jacob already had a studio they c
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