MAURITZ F.H. DE HAAS1832-1895
Marine and landscape painter Mauritz De Haas was born in Rotterdam, Holland in 1832. He studied painting in Rotterdam and at The Hague, and served as the Artist to the Dutch Navy in the 1850s. In 1859 he came to the United States and settled in New York City. He was a member of the National Academy of Design in New York. While De Haas is best known for his beautiful coastal views, he created a number of paintings depicting naval scenes for Admiral Farragut during the American Civil War. De Haas exhibited his paintings at the Boston Athenaeum; the National Academy of Design; Maryland Historical Society; Brooklyn Art Association; Boston Art Club; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts; and at the Art Institute of Chicago. He died in New York City in 1895. His brother William Frederick De Haas was also a marine painter.