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.

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

'Cornelevator nr.9 seen from the deck', 1954,
Verso: 'Zweedse Rijnhaven Rotterdam'
Oil on canvas, 42 x 50 cm,
Signed: lower right 'f.a.van oostveen '54'
Frederik Amalius van Oostveen (1885-1979)

Born in Amsterdam, but fascinated by the harbor of Rotterdam! Frederik Amalius van Oostveen paints that port at many locations and moments. This in 1954 painted canvas - with on the back the mention that the boat lays in the Swedish Rijnhaven - shows a typical image: a grain elevator, so a machine, that sucks grain or other loose cargo from the hold of a ship. Rotterdam counts many of them. The scene gives an idea of the already enormous activity in the port of Rotterdam in the fifties.

Van Oostveen is best known for his Rotterdam harbor views, but when he later moved to Heemstede, the bulb fields behind the dunes become his favorite subject. The Historical Museum in Deventer has such a bulb field in the collection. What do we know of the artist? Well, in his hometown of Amsterdam, he visits the Quellius Applied Arts School, where he is taught by Bart van Hove. Then he studies for seven years at the State Academy led by August Allebé, Antoon Derkinderen and Nicholaas van der Waay. Van Oostveen achieves the certificates for primary and secondary education. He paints, draws and watercolours portraits, animals, ships, windmills, landscapes and flowers and he is also a sculptor.

And further? The RKD in The Hague knows that Van Oostveen in 1915 provides a black chalk drawing with oil paint for the Liber Amicorum of Artis director C. Kerbert. The artists encyclopedia Pieter Scheen reports that the artist lives until 1917 in Amsterdam and visits also Paris and London. After his marriage to the painter Hermine Sluiter, in 1918, he moves to Hoorn. After 1920, he lives 45 years in Rotterdam and then lives and works for 24 years in Heemstede. He dies in 1979 in Bennebroek. Whether he has exhibited much we do not know. However, we discover that he exhibits (with others) in Haarlem in 2004 and that a large oil painting of a girl with a flower hat (from 1910) was for sale at art dealer Renée Smithuis.