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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.

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

'Little bridge in Giethoorn', ca.1925
Oil on canvas on panel, 30 x 50 cm,
Signed: lower left 'a.segaar'
Bram Segaar (1888-1962)

Such a beautiful, peaceful autumn day. The sun glimmers through the multicoloured foliage and reflects its warm colours in the water. One can almost smell the damp earth. On this by Abraham ('Bram') Segaar so attractively painted scene you see one of nearly 200 typical Giethoorn footbridges, which are necessary in order to reach the houses and farms on the many islets. Giethoorn, also called 'Venice of the North' and until 1973 an independent municipality, is located in the province of Overijssel, in the middle of a wide lake area, which is arised by peat cutting over centuries. Except Bram Segaar this region attracted artists such as Cornelis Vreedenburgh, Willem Bastiaan Tholen and Gerbrand Frederik van Schagen, who stay there for shorter or longer periods. Piet Zwiers settles here even permanently. They all have numerous picturesque spots immortalized on their canvases. And undoubtedly they have also visited cafe Fanfare, known from the movie of Bert Haanstra, and Geertien, a pub in Muggenbeet, a few kilometers away, that once was the meeting place for fishermen, reed and peat cutters.

According to the artists encyclopedia of Pieter Scheen Segaar makes watercolours, drawings and etches, mostly landscapes (especially pond and lake views) in a naturalistic figurative style and also still lifes, flowers and people. He makes linocuts too.

The artist is born and deceased in Leiden, but lives and works interim in many other places, such as Laren (1910-1911), Blaricum (1912), Veere (1913), Brugge (1914), Leiden and the Kaag (1915 -1921) and from 1922 in Nieuwkoop. He is also known as 'the painter of the Nieuwkoop lakes'.

Regarding his education: he studies from 1903 to 1907 at the Institute Mathesis Scientiarum Genetrix in Leiden and from 1907 to 1910 at the Free Academy there. Thereafter he takes lessons with Willem van der Nat, Floris Verveer, Willem Cornelis Adrianus Ridderhof and from 1910 to 1913 in Laren (NH) at Heinrich Martin Krabbé. Twice, in 1910 and 1911, Segaar gets the royal grant for painting. In turn, he gives advice to, among others, Dirk Twaalfhoven. In various artists' associations he is known as an enthusiastic member. The Stedelijk Museum De Lakenhal in Leiden has bought several works from him.