Kunstaankopen, kunstbehoud, monografieën, exposities
Frans & Kapma Foundation

Gallery

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


'Net-bender',
Watercolour on paper, 23,5 x 30 cm,
Signed: below right 'cees bolding'
Cees Bolding (1897-1979)

In the third world you still see that fisherwomen manually repair broken nets. This ancient craft is practiced in our country almost exclusively as an attraction for tourists during 'vlaggetjesdag' in Scheveningen. At earlier times many artists have been inspired by this scene.

Cornelis (Cees) Bolding receives a thorough education at the National School of Applied Arts Quellinus in Amsterdam and at the Royal Academy of Arts in Amsterdam (1915 to 1921) with, inter alia, teachers as Nicolaas van der Waay and Meta Cohen Gosschalk. Pieter Scheen called him a versatile gifted artist: he paints, makes watercolours, drawings, etches, woodcuts and lithographs. For his work he receives several awards, including the Royal Subsidy (three times), the Johan Cohen Gosschalk Prize (in 1919), the Willink van Collen Prize (three times) and the Prix de Rome (silver medal).

Until 1918 Bolding lives in his hometown Wormerveer. Financial support for his art education he receives from the local Adriaan van Vleuten Fund. By way of thanks he gives, once settled as an artist and teacher, the painting 'The night shift' to the municipality Wormerveer. Via Urk he goes to Amsterdam in order to teach, until 1921, at the National Institute Education Art Teachers. He then moves to The Hague, where he becomes a painting teacher and later deputy director at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts.

Bolding is a member of a whole series of artists' organizations, such as the Hague Watercolourists, the Association of Sea Painters, Pulchri Studio, St. Lucas, Arti et Amicitiae, Rembrandt Society and the Association for the promotion of Graphic Art 'De Grafische'.

Several museums have artworks of him, including the Hague Municipal Museum, the 'Rijksprentenkabinet' in Amsterdam, the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, the Stedelijk Museum in Schiedam, the Arnhem Municipal Museum, the Singer Museum in Laren (NH) and the National Collection The Hague.

During 25 years (1944 to 1969) Cees Bolding lives and works in Scheveningen where he depicts with a certain regularity several workers repairing nets on a field behind the dunes, mostly in oil paint. Our 'Nettenboetster’ is without doubt a Scheveningen woman, who is painted by the artist in beautiful, bright colours, loosely between the beach grass, with watercolour on paper.