Anton Mauve

The painter Anthony (Anton) Mauve, 1838-1888

The life of Anton Mauve

Anton was born on September 18, 1838 in Zaandam. His father Willem Carel Mauve (1803-1869) was a baptized minister and was married to Margaretha Hirschig (1805-1876).

When Anton was 1 year old, the family moved to Haarlem where he grew up and his interest in becoming a painter was aroused. Anton was allowed to follow this course but first had to obtain his diploma to give drawing lessons so that he could always earn a living.

Anton married Ariette Jeanette Carbentus (1856-1894), she was a niece of Vincent van Gogh.

Anton suddenly died in Arnhem from an aneurysm.

The work of Anton Mauve

In 1854 to 1857 Anton was apprenticed to Pieter Frederik van Os and in 1858 to Wouterus Verschuur. He painted in the style of the Hague School.

Anton was the founder of Hollandsche Teekenmaatschappij and a member of ‘ Kunst Zij Ons Doel’  in Haarlem.

Many of his paintings come from the surroundings of Laren, where Anton was also the founder of the ‘Laren School’. Art connoisseurs also call this region “The Land of Mauve” instead of “t Gooi”.

In 1887 Anton received a gold medal for his work ‘The return of the flock’.

In 1881 Anton was the teacher of Vincent van Gogh, who was 28 years old at the time. Anton had a great influence on Vincent’s work. Vincent took over several of Anton’s subjects, including ‘Potato eaters’ and ‘Wood sellers’.

When Vincent received a letter in Arles informing him that Anton had died, he dedicated the painting he was working on at the time, ‘The pink peach tree’ to Anton as ‘souvenir of the Mauve’.

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