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

'Gooi farmer'
Black chalk, 21 x 13 cm,
Signed: upper left 'j.dooijewaard'
Jaap Dooijewaard (1876-1969)

In the winter of 1917 Jaap Dooijewaard skates the Elfstedentocht. In 'The Singers and Dooijewaards' - the story of a friendship - we read that he could tell enthusiastically about that severe skating tour and that he was even prouder on his Eleven Cities Cross than on the medals he received for his paintings. In this the artist is not alone: we know a professor who has been portrayed by Flip Gaasendam for the Senate Gallery of the University of Groningen with his order of knighthood and his Eleven Cities Cross.

The in Amsterdam born Jacob (Jaap) Dooijewaard is an extroverted man, hospitable and generous. His creative talent has been recognized early. He gets a solid classical education as a painter and achieves, at the urging of his father, the secondary school teaching certificate in drawing. As a 19 year old boy he was able to support himself by giving drawing and painting lessons, but when an art dealer offers him a multiyear contract he rents a studio in the Jordaan and begins a turbulent bohemian existence as a fulltime artist.

In 1903 he swaps Amsterdam for rural Laren (NH), where he lives until 1946 and then moves to Blaricum, just a few kilometers away. He surrounds himself with many fellow artists, including the American couple Anna and William Singer, founders of the Singer Museum. Dooijewaard makes study trips to Spain, France and America and regularly stays, including throughout World War II, in the country house of the Singers in Norway. With his work - he paints, watercolours and draws portraits, interiors, city views and still lifes - he is extremely successful, exhibits inter alia in Amsterdam, New York and Paris. He wins numerous awards at home and abroad, including a gold medal of Queen Wilhelmina on the exhibition of 'Arti' in Amsterdam and the Grand Prix Santiago-Chile. He is also awarded several times honorably. He is, for example, appointed Officer in the Order of Oranje Nassau and Knight 1st Class of the Order of St. Olav. An impressive number of museums in the Netherlands, Belgium and America possesses work of him.

Dooijewaard characterizes our Gooi farmer precisely : somewhat awkward and stiff, yet he also proudly poses in his Sunday suit for the painter. You can just see it. . .