Kunstaankopen, kunstbehoud, monografieën, exposities
Frans & Kapma Foundation


There is so much marvellous art in this world. Art that wanders through
thoughts and the stories behind the thoughts. Here is a first impression
of art that fascinates us.

Discover the artists represented in the FRANS & KAPMA COLLECTION.

73. Joseph Mous
74. Jacques Mels
75. P.N. van de Wall Perné
76. Liesbeth Rahder
77. Willy Sluiter
78. Fred Sieger
79. Ciano Siewert
80. Harrie Lenferink
81. F.A. van Oostveen
82. Willy Fleur
83. Anton Heyboer
84. Bart de Graaf

'Still life on salon table', 1961,
Gouache on paper, 40 x 44 cm,
Signed: lower left 'A.vd Brandeler 1961'
Agnes van den Brandeler (1918– 2002)

Work of damsel Agnes van den Brandeler is not offered much and therefore we are surprised when a folder with 10 gouaches, pen and charcoal drawings crosses our path. They have now been framed and documented and it seems as if they become even more beautiful, when you look at them longer. Then you experience the force of the art works and at the same time you feel something of the loneliness and quirkiness of the artist.

Already at the introduction to her work - during the exhibition in 2009 at Museum Henriette Polak in Zutphen and later the exhibition at Pulchri in The Hague - we become impressed by her work and no less by her personality. The monograph from 2009 'Always homesick / Agnes van den Brandeler, an aristocrat in art' by Ileen Montijn and Alied Ottevanger, you can somewhat empathize with the dilemma between two worlds in which she has lived: in the artistic scene she longs for her noble environment and vice versa. Ileen Montijn characterizes her as a stand-conscious aristocrat who suffers from insecurity and as an artist with a hate for poverty. Fortunately her parents have a large network of eminent persons who have the right contacts for assignments and exhibitions.

Agnes van den Brandeler is born in Delft and raised in The Hague, where she is educated at the Royal Academy. Together with other art students she goes on tour to 't Joppe for a week in 1941. Here starts her bond with the Achterhoek. She's staying regularly in the house 't Regelink in Hengelo (Gelderland), where her parents in 1954 have bought 'Het Hof'. From 1973 until her death Agnes lives in this house, along with her husband Didi; In 1963 she married her 16 years older grandnephew and soulmate. Both are also buried in the Achterhoek, in Haarlo, where their grave is marked by a simple Russian cross.

All her life Agnes' troubled mind is seeking. She lives and works in Paris, Spain and Italy and after she switched to the Greek Orthodox religion she follows in Greece courses in icon painting. She is a member of Pulchri, The Hague Art Circle and The Watercolourists, joins Amsterdam art associations and exhibits in France and Spain.

This expressive painted coffee table can be found on a canvas too, which also shows her husband, who is reading (p. 173 in the monograph).