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.

145. Paula Thies
146. Elli Slegten
147. Bep van Beek
148. Jan Homan
149. Annica Koot
150. Paul Hugo ten Hoopen
151. Gert Hendriksen
152. Dick Haakman
153. Jan van Kempen
154. Jetty Homan
155. W. Hüliam
156. Max Rädecker

'Declining sun',
Watercolour on paper, 17,5 x 20 cm,
Signed: lower right 'dhaakman'
Dick Haakman (1934)

The life of artist Dick Haakman occurs in two parts of the world, as we found out in his biography. He is born in Bergen in North Holland - a picturesque village with a rich artist's history. On his 23rd he moves to the United States, the country of unprecedented opportunities, and becomes a technical draftsman at the aircraft construction company Lockheed. After six years, he starts his education at the Art Academy in Los Angeles and becomes an independent artist. He studies the paintings of old masters and especially Titian's work fascinates him. He travels through the western part of the United States and he successfully sells his paintings in California and Texas. The artist also acquires several assignments, including a painting for a tomb in the church of Santa Monica.

In a technical aspect Dick Haakman focuses on the ingenious mixing of colours, thereby achieving a particularly light-shadow effect in his work. In addition he has a thorough command of the glazing technique, so his colours come intense on the canvas.

In 1978 - he is 44 years old - he returns to The Netherlands and marries the pianist Mascha van Peijpe. They live in the monumental farmhouse 'The Winged Donkey' in Poederoijen (municipality of Zaltbommel) and organize exhibitions and concerts there.

Dick Haakman has different 'own' styles and techniques that he uses for versatile topics. He paints landscapes, cityviews, market scenes in southern countries, still lifes, fantasy scenes, portraits, nudes and music themes. He often works out his landscapes in watercolour, interiors and music themes mostly in oil paint, chalk, etc. He has exhibitions in his own country and in Paris, Italy, Germany and Great Britain.

On his website there is a colourful painting of a café scene with many people. It has been painted in detail in an 'American' style. The work depicted here dates back to the eighties of the last century and depicts the colour of the sun setting. The watercolour is soft, fragile, almost tender and is in sharp contrast with the figurative works of his American time.

Also view: www.dickhaakman.com