(b Zaandam, 18 Sept. 1838; d Arnhem, 5 Feb. 1888). Dutch painter, one of the leading artists of the Hague School. He concentrated on small pictures of unpretentious subjects—dunes, meadows, and beaches—painted in light, silvery tones. His sincere and modest spirit made a deep impression on van Gogh, who was a cousin of Mauve's wife and spent some time working with him in 1881–2. Mauve was a prolific and popular artist and is represented in many museums in the Netherlands and elsewhere.
Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)