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.

01. Thijs Buit
02. Machiel Hopman
03. Geert Meijer
04. Helen Sieger
05. Hans van Herwijnen
06. Gradus Verhaaf
07. Ida Roekevisch
08. Johannes Meintjes
09. Jan Rozeboom
10. Jacques Krebbekx
11. Alfons Vermeir
12. Willem Paerels

'Horse inspection on the Groningen Fish Market', 1979
Oil on board, 40 x 50 cm
Signed: lower right 'GM 79'
Geert Meijer (1937)

Geert Meijer is a very special human being and artist. We visit him and his wife in their hometown of Mechelen (near Maastricht). Geert lives in a former school, from which he also works. Soon we find ourselves in a philosophical discussion in which we exchange a lot of intimate information. Geert Meijer was born in Groningen, but moved to Amsterdam at a young age. He studied at the Rietveld Academy as well as the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht. Over the course of 14 years Geert was a teacher at the Minerva Academy in Groningen.

Geert and his wife have had to cope with tragedy on two occasions. The first was when they lost their two sons during a sailing trip on the Wadden sea. And the second where they lost one of their daughters to a severe illness. These days Geert has health problems of his own, but that has not stopped him from painting.

Together with Geert we visited the attic of his home. Here amongst thousands of (mostly small) paintings that were stored in cardboard boxes, we found 'Paardenkeuring op de vismarkt in Groningen' (Horse inspection on the Groningen fish market) painted on the 28th of August 1979. This event, in celebration of Groningen's liberation in 1672 ('Bommenberend'), was only held once. We have a special bond with this painting. It makes us recall such fond memories of our afternoon in Mechelen. Combined with the nostalgic nuances of brown, this painting has become very dear to us.

Geert has been crafting abstracts for many years now. The special look, expressive power and creativity of Geert Meijer's paintings are strikingly beautiful. Sometimes he even thinks of slogans such "If I were a painting I would be truly happy".

Also view: www.geertmeijer.nl