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Willem Matthijs Marisartist • painter • watercolourist • draughtsmanDen Haag 1872-1929

biography of 'Willem' Matthijs Maris

Willem Matthijs Maris, as the eldest son of Jacob Maris, belonged to the second generation of Maris painters. For a moment he considered a career as a violinist, but in the end he decided to follow in his father's footsteps. Willem developed into a well known portrait painter, who received many assignments from well-to-do circles. For many 'free' portraits his wife Hélène was often model. It is striking that he used the watercolor technique for portraits of considerable size. He also painted landscapes and figure pieces.

for salewatercolours and drawings by Willem Matthijs Maris

Willem Matthijs Maris | Young woman in a cape, watercolour on paper, 24.2 x 22.1 cm, signed l.r. and dated 16 mei 1903

Willem Matthijs Maris

watercolour • drawing • for sale

Young woman in a cape, 1903

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