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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.

109. Helen Martina
110. Chris Soer
111. Ada Stel
112. F.A. Mooy
113. Nico van Rijn
114. Jack Jefferys
115. Laetitia de Haas
116. Willem van den Berg
117. Aris Knikker
118. Herman Bieling
119. János Bittenbinder
120. Cornelis Vreedenburgh

'Moorage of fishingboats',
Oil on canvas, 36 x 48 cm,
Signed: lower right 'mooy'
François Albert Mooy (1884-1968)

'There was a series of art works of extreme sensitivity, moods in gray and golden-brown, simple, even somewhat limited in colour, but so sensitive and painted with such a bravado and ease, that without doubt, this artist depicts honestly and without ostentation, pure and sincere', as H.H. Calker writes excited about François Albert Mooy in the book 'In the studio of the painter. Visits to Dutch artists of this time' (1941). The next two splendor sentences could be related to the painting shown here: '(...) seen under a high sky with some gold of the sun left between the gray, while the silhouette of the city in the distance the old dark barges enclosed in tenderness. So all this work of Mooy wore a personal character, which tended to the silence, it was not gloomy, but full of a gentle melancholy'.

According to the artists encyclopedias Pieter Scheen and Jacobs François Albert Mooy is born in Haarlem, as the son of a flower bulb merchant, and gets his education there at the School of Applied Arts under the direction of Frederick Theodore Grabijn. After this he goes to the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, where he completes the middle classes and then comes into the painters class of Willem Bastiaan Tholen.

In 1916 he marries in Oosterbeek the art teacher and manufacturers daughter Janette Debora Lensvelt, with whom he is married 25 years until the separation in 1941. In 1948 he remarries in Laren (NH) with the widow Klara Emeline Kronenburg. Except in Haarlem he lives and works in Heelsum, Nieuwkoop, Noorden, Kortenhoef, Vollenhove, Hardewijk and Laren (NH). He also works in Belgium (Brussels), Austria (Salzburg), Germany (Danzig), Italy (Venice) and France (Paris). The artist dies in Baarn in 1968. Everywhere he depicts atmosphere and mood, but his paintings made in the Netherlands and Paris, are considered the most important, because 'its atmosphere is felt fine and his palette is delicate tuned to it'.

Mooy paints, watercolours, draws (pen) and etches mostly landscapes, water-, pond- and cityscapes. He is a member of the artists associations Pictura Veluvensis and St. Lucas and exhibits inter alia in The Hague, Haarlem,' s-Hertogenbosch, Laren (NH) and Eindhoven, where, according to Van Calker, dr. Philips purchases a painting from Mooy for the Van Abbemuseum.