Maris mä´rĭs [key], three Dutch painters, who were brothers.
1837–99, the most celebrated, painted domestic interiors but is particularly famous for his vigorous landscapes in oil and watercolor. Rich in color and large and simple in composition and handling, these paintings are among the finest of the Hague school. They usually depict the rich countryside under luminous gray skies. The Rijksmuseum has a notable collection, including
Arrival of the Boats.
Other works are
(Frick Coll., New York City) and
Canal in Holland
1839–1917, genre and landscape painter and etcher, worked with his brother Jacob and in 1877 settled in London. He developed a vein of mysticism in his later work, shown in such paintings as
(Metropolitan Mus.) and
Memory of Amsterdam
1844–1910, achieved an early reputation for his bright landscapes, usually with cattle. The Rijksmuseum has several, including
Cows beside a Ditch.
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