Kunstaankopen, kunstbehoud, monografieën, exposities
Frans & Kapma Foundation

Gallery

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


'Bow', ca. 1988,
Bronze (single copy), height 33 cm,
Not signed
Jetty Homan (1912-1996)

Jetty Homan was born as Henriëtte van Beek in Alkmaar and is successively a ballet dancer, film actress and sculptor. As a child she goes to ballet classes, where her talent quickly attracts attention. She attends classes in The Hague, Rotterdam, Amsterdam and Berlin and dances from 1930 as a prima ballerina on international stages.

In the early thirties Gerard Rutten recorded the film 'Dead water', about the Zuiderzee. Jetty Homan plays (under the name of Helga Gogh) the lead role with Theo Maas as an opponent. After a prize-winning pre premiere at the Venice Biennale, in October 1934 the gala premier takes place in The Hague. Director Henk Kleinman invites her then to play a leading role in the film 'Dutch Youth' with Max Croiset as the opponent. Due to lack of finance, the film is not finalized.

In 1939 Jetty Homan begins solo performances as a dancer, for which she herself writes the choreography and starts her own dance school in Rotterdam. When she looses her school and her possessions during the bombing in 1940, she moves to her parents in Hoorn. There she meets the art painter Jan Homan (see number 148), with whom she shares the rest of her life. In 1948 they go, with two children, to Staphorst, where they live in the house of the painter Stien Eelsingh. Jetty has stopped dancing, but continues to give ballet lesson. The family moves to Laag Keppel in 1950 and later to Doesburg.

Stimulated by her husband she starts with sculpting from 1953, first coached by Wessel Couzijn. Her hobby grows into a profession. In 1984 Maarten Beks writes in the art magazine Kunstbeeld: "Dancing is sculpturing in the performance phase. That a dancer can start as a sculptor is almost as obvious as the step from dance to choreography or from acting to directing."

According to the introduction at an exhibition in 1990 is her work characterized by 'the organic shapes and rhythms she gives her figures on their stocky legs'. Together with her husband, she exhibited a lot in Denmark (between 1964 and 1973 in the same gallery), Germany, Sweden, Spain and the Netherlands, including the Henriëtte Polak museum in Zutphen.