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

'Portrait of P. de Wit van Zyl', 1954
Charcoal and pastel, 39,5 x 30,5 cm
Signed: lower right 'meintjes 54'
Johannes Meintjes (1923-1980)

During our 2005 holiday in the beautiful South African town of Graaff Reinet we spot some very impressive work of Johannes Meintjes in the local Hester Rupert museum. Later on in Cape town we see a powerful portrait made by the same artist within the window of a small art and antique shop. It depicts a 1954 charcoal drawing. We buy what we presume is a self portrait and search for extra information upon our return to the Netherlands.

Thus we come into contact with Kobus Opperman, whom is hard at work setting up a website that contains the complete works of Johannes Meintjes. Amongst the hundreds of works on this website you can also find 'our Meintjes'.

Kobus gives us a lot of information about the versatile Johannes, whom was invited by galleries for exhibitions at a young age. Johannes Meintjes also has written books on other artists and the history of his great country South Africa. One of his books on the Boer Wars has even been within our library for many years now. We got three wonderful books from him about Johannes' diaries from 1941-1955, written in 'Afrikaans'.
He also informed us that unfortunately the work in our possession was not a self portrait but a portrait of P. de Wit van Zyl.

Also view: www.johannes-meintjes.co.za