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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

'Landscape with trees',
Black crayon, 21 x 30 cm,
Signed: lower left 'a.colnot'
Arnout Colnot (1887-1983)

'One of the most important representatives of the Bergensche School, who, in reaction to the Impressionism, introduced the static element in painting, is undoubtedly the painter A. Colnot', so Henri H. van Calker in the book 'In the studio of the painter' (1941). With, among others, the Wiegman brothers, Van Wijngaerdt, Gestel and Filarski, Colnot 'seeks new paths to new truths for pictorial art', writes this recencent. 'The depiction of the landscape as such did not give him satisfaction anymore; he was looking for the representation of inner emotion.'

Arnout Jacobus Gustaaf ('Arnout') Colnot is born in Amsterdam. As a 15-year-old boy he is educated by Jan Maandag and paints under his leadership decors in the Palace for ‘Volksvlijt'. In the evening he visits the Drawing School and in summer he paints the landscape as an 'ordinary reproduction of reality'. After his 20th he works independently and in 1911 he moves from Amsterdam to Bergen (NH), a picturesque artist village, where he lives and works until 1931 and returns after 1969.

The first success will be in 1915 at the group exhibition of 'Het Signaal' in the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, where all his art works are sold. Solo exhibitions follow, include in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, Utrecht, Groningen, Leeuwarden and Haarlem and abroad in Venice, Paris, London and Pittsburg. In Venice a museum from Rome buys one of his still lifes in 1933.

Colnot is a member of the artists' associations of Sint Lucas, Arti et Amicitiae, the Dutch Art Circle and the Independents, holds various executive positions and is a jury member several times. He himself also gets a lot of prizes. His work is included in the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam and in Alkmaar, the Hague Museum, the Van Abbe Museum, the Singer Museum, Museum Kranenburgh and Museum De Wieger. Still his landscapes, still lifes and portraits are very popular on auctions and in art shops.