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

‘The IJmuiden 340', ca.1954
Oil on canvas, 60 x 60 cm,
Signed: below middle 'anton heyboer'
Anton Heyboer (1924-2005)

Due to the exhibition 'Missing Years' in the castle 'Het Nijehuis' near Heino (February 19 until May 6, 2012)*, the artist once again stands in the spotlights. There hang 150 raw, original works of Anton Heyboer from his so-called Haarlem period between 1953 and 1960. For a long time his work coming from that - according to art historians - interesting time was considered lost, because Heyboer himself always claimed that he had destroyed everything. Fortunately, this does not apply to the purchases made by Josef Santen (1926-1988), who was the bosom friend and maecenas of Heyboer and also a painter himself. The heirs of Santen occasionally bring something into the auction; so in 1997 a study of our oil painting, sketched in chalk on paper and with the note IJmuiden and the year 1954, is auctioned at Glerum.

Heyboer was born in Sabang on Sumatra in the former Dutch East Indies. The art encyclopedias Scheen and Jacobs report that he moves frequently and lives and works inter alia in Haarlem, Delft, Voorburg, Curaçao, Aerdenhout, Berlin (until 1943), Borger, Amsterdam and Den Ilp (starting in 1962). He is both a graphic artist and a painter, makes (colour) etchings, ink drawings, paintings in oil and acrylic, gouaches, collages and chalk drawings. His style is colourful, abstract but with figurative elements. After he was educated as a mechanical, he follows his heart and develops himself as an artist. Later he is clearly influenced by the Haarlem artist Henri Frédéric Boot. In numerous Dutch museums Heyboer gets exhibitions, such as the Frans Hals Museum, the Van Abbemuseum, the Hague Gemeentemuseum, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, Museum Prinsenhof, Museum the Lakenhal and the Centraal Museum Utrecht, which often purchase his work. Students of him are Ben d'Armagnac, C.G.L. Behrens and Hannes van Es.

His work is colourful, what also applies to his person. Anton Heyboer is especially known at the admass for his eccentric lifestyle, which gets a lot of publicity in the tabloid press: in his farm in Den Ilp the artist lived with five women who after his death have been left with no fewer than eighty thousand artworks. The widows have housed these in the Anton Heyboer Foundation, that organizes sale exhibitions.

Also view: www.anton-heyboer.nl

* This exhibition is unfortunately canceled a few days before the opening