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.

145. Paula Thies
146. Elli Slegten
147. Bep van Beek
148. Jan Homan
149. Annica Koot
150. Paul Hugo ten Hoopen
151. Gert Hendriksen
152. Dick Haakman
153. Jan van Kempen
154. Jetty Homan
155. W. Hüliam
156. Max Rädecker

'Gatekeeper', 2000,
Oil / collage on panel, 15,5 x 9 cm,
Signed: lower right 'annica koot 2000'
below middle (on Passe Partout): 'annica koot 2000 +
Annica Koot (1955)

On a hot summer day in 2001 we visit the art market in the Achterhoek's castle village Vorden and suddenly we face this intriguing work. It is made by Annica Koot, born in Bloemendaal, who intuitively displays her emotions through painting, drawing and pasting. As a matter of fact she models a painting just as long as it takes to express her feelings.

When she later that year has an 'open house', we visit the artist in her home town Basse, a hamlet near Steenwijk, and buy her book 'The Struggle, a drama in full colour', from 1992. It shows 24 images of paintings which she made between 1986 and 1992. Strikingly is that the faces of her characters were initially shown fairly detailed with a mouth, nose and eyes, but that the mouth has disappeared gradually. In later works the nose also disappears and we only see two eyes, that have been reduced to dark cavities or even completely disappeared. In the booklet are moving texts, short poems, in which she tells the story of the birth of her son Tim and her fight for him .....

Annica Koot paints with oil paint, acrylic and watercolour. 'Akku 2002' mentions that she is educated at the Academy of Fine Arts in Amsterdam in the categories illustrations, collages, paintings (figurative and portraits) and small sculptures (bronze). The artist exhibits regularly but not frequently. An introduction to an exhibition says: 'The subjects of Annica Koot come from her own life and are a snapshot of her feelings (...). She often works on different paintings at the same time, begins with applying pieces of fabric to the canvas and works these out through drawing and painting.'

In 2007 she gets the assignment from the Committee Indian Monument Steenwijk to make a memorial to commemorate the victims of the Japanese domination and the struggle for freedom in The Dutch East Indies. Her work has been purchased by the municipality of Velsen and is part of the collections of various SBK's (art leasing) in the Netherlands. In 1985 she wins the second prize in the 'Save Water' contest on the occasion of Sail Amsterdam. In addition to her artistry, she has been practicing therapeutic massage and reflexology since 2005.