He was a regular at the school on Jean Jaurès Street, where he attended drawing and painting classes taught by professors working for the Fine Arts. As the son of a railroad employee, he chose to be a painter and decorator in the construction industry and reserved his free time for painting. Influenced by the painting of impressionists such as Eugène Boudin and Édouard Manet, as well as post-impressionists like Maximilien Luce, his subjects mainly consist of seascapes, landscapes, and he used color to emphasize the brightness of the landscapes and the shimmering of coastal waters. His production is of great richness and includes over 2000 works on canvas and wooden panels.
He also made posters and gouache postcards on cardboard. He never wanted to sell his work and painted primarily for his pleasure. However, he was often approached during his lifetime.
In the 1960s, he was even approached by a impresario from Dallas to exhibit in [Quimper]. Maurice Neveu passed away at the age of 93 in 2012. An exhibition was organized with the artist's daughter-in-law at the Museum of the Seashore in Bénodet from May 12 to June 18, 2023.