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.

109. Helen Martina
110. Chris Soer
111. Ada Stel
112. F.A. Mooy
113. Nico van Rijn
114. Jack Jefferys
115. Laetitia de Haas
116. Willem van den Berg
117. Aris Knikker
118. Herman Bieling
119. János Bittenbinder
120. Cornelis Vreedenburgh

'Showery weather',
Oil on panel, 23 x 27 cm,
Signed: lower left 'louis bron'
Louis Bron (1884-1959)

'It rages, pace, pace, tightness, efficiency, clarity, sobriety, pragmatism.' Are we talking about the second decade of the 21st century? Not at all! Thus painter Henri Jean Louis (Louis) Bron is quoted in 1936 in the Hague newspaper 'Het Vaderland'. The increased speed and pressure to perform in society, people obviously feel anytime. 'For the painter deepening returns into the world. Simplicity is the form of life, sobriety the purpose', it says further in the report of the lecture on 'Art and practice', which Bron gives in the 'Zuid-Hollandsch' Coffee House for three Hague organizations of employers and supervisors in the book printing and graphic business.

Who actually looks at the work of Bron can see an aversion to pace, tightness and pragmatism and concludes a plea for simplicity and frugality. This rustic farmhouse with haystack, barns and a moored boat matches completely with this impression. There is a strong wind and the sky threatens to rain. The farmer's wife, bent from a lifetime of hard work, shuffles back home. The reflective water makes you dream away into the past.

Louis Bron is born in The Hague and is educated there at the Royal Academy of Arts. He lives and works in Delft, Gouda, The Kaag, Woudrichem and Veere and dies in Leiden. Like so many other painters he has a houseboat, the Tramp, which he docks many summers in the channel at Veere, where it does not suffer from tides, nor from the noise of the departing fishermen.
Also view: www.schildersvanveere.nl

The artist paints and watercolours in particular landscapes, river, water and sea views, flowers and Spanish scenes. He is also a designer of stained-glass windows and illustrator of books, such as 'Krijn Touw: the cabin boy of Abel Tasman', that was very popular between 1927 and 1948.

Bron has taught M.G. Sauerbier (= Willy Belinfante; see No. 20 in this gallery) and is a member of Pulchri Studio and Arti et Amicitiae. He exhibits inter alia in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. His work has been included in the Municipal Museum in The Hague.
A nice, authentic detail you see on the backside of this artwork, where Louis Bron wrote the title plus his name and address: 'Wilhelminastr 67 Haag'.