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.

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

'Getting in the crop',
Oil on panel, 30 x 40 cm,
Signed: lower right 'c.vreedenburgh'
Cornelis Vreedenburgh (1880-1946)

To the general public Cornelis Vreedenburgh has always had success as interpreter of the Dutch landscape. H. H. van Calker calls him in 'In the studio of the painter', 1941, 'one of the most versatile landscape painters'. 'In his studio one can find the largest variety of landscapes from different countries and in the most diverse moods (...). He tries to approach nature as faithfully as possible and reproduces his impressions open-minded and with great routine and professional knowledge.'

Cornelis is born in Woerden and is very young when he starts in the painting company of his father, who is also an artist. On his 24th, his painting level is already so high that he acquires the Royal grant for three years. This success brings him into contact with the art traders, including Caramelli and Tessaro, Goupil and Vlas.

Vreedenburgh lives and works in Woerden, the Kaag, along the Zuiderzee coast, in Loosdrecht and Naarden. After his marriage to Marie Schotel, a paintress from the famous family of artists, he stays for some time in St Tropez, and from 1917/18 he moves to Laren (NH).

In the monograph 'Cornelis Vreedenburgh (1880-1946), painter of city, land and water', 2000, it is said that Queen Wilhelmina on July 30, 1920, incognito visits the villages of Laren and Blaricum and that Vreedenburgh leads her around along the most scenic spots. They also go to his studio. That visit is, as evidenced by a letter dated July 23, 1918 addressed to Vreedenburgh, long prepared. Apparently Wilhelmina knew the artist personally, probably via Albert Roelofs, her teacher, who was friends with Vreedenburgh. In 1907 Queen Emma bought incidentally already one of his paintings.

Vreedenburgh has traveled a lot, even in Palestine. He has been awarded many times, inter alia with the Willink van Collen price and with a silver medal in San Francisco. On his 60th he becomes seriously ill and dies six years later.