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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

'Romantic Blaricum in the snow',
Oil on panel, 22,5 x 31 cm,
Signed: lower left 'd.schulman'
David Schulman (1881-1966)

After his villa 'Beukenrode' at the Tooroplaan 57 in Blaricum was requisitioned by the Germans during World War II, the Jewish artist David Schulman arrives in camp Westerbork, but is soon released by friends. The same friends ensure that his villa with furniture and many paintings is sealed, so after a tense war time he can continue his artistic career here. The book 'Painters of Laren' (2003) mentions that David Schulman has so many friendships thanks to his hard work for numerous art organizations. He is, for example, co-founder of the 'Tien', the first artists organization in Laren, secretary of the Association of Fine Arts Laren-Blaricum, which is founded in 1921, and a board member of the Gooische Painters Society, founded in 1935. He is also a member of the Commission for Social Gooi Art Assignments.

Outside 'Het Gooi' he is also active in a variety of artists organizations, such as Arti et Amicitiae (inter alia as Chairman) and St Lucas in Amsterdam and Pulchri Studio in The Hague. He is also a participant of the Dutch Exhibition in Folkestone (1925) and Antwerp (1938), member of the jury of the exhibition in the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam (1932), member of the Central Advisory Commission, member of the Rijks Comittee of Honorary Funds and chairman of the exhibition 'Painters of today In the 'Stedelijk'. Remarkable for a self-taught artist.

Schulman receives several awards, including the Willink van Collen Price (1909), medals in Santiago (1910) and San Francisco (1915), the gold medal of St Lucas (1930), the 'Extra Premium' of Arti et Amicitiae (1936) and the gold Medal of queen Wilhelmina (1939). For his merits he is appointed in 1955 to Knight in the Order of Oranje Nassau.

Because his father, Lion Schulman, runs a business in paint materials and paints also, David meets already at a young age several artists, including Albert Neuhuys, who recognizes his talent and encourages him. Gooi villages, especially when it has snowed, fascinate him. 'Painters of Laren' about this: 'His best paintings are those on which the low farms on friable, snowy dirt roads are dreaming, bathed in sunlight, their bluish or purple shadows casting on the gleaming snow. He often caught the scene in the orange-red glow of a setting sun. His brushwork was robust, the shapes of the houses suggestive, broad-based.' Work of him hangs in various museums.