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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.

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

'Lemons on tazza near Mediterranean' (ca. 1964),
Gouache, 48 x 62 cm,
Signed: lower left 'max rädecker'
Max Rädecker (1914-1987)

Max Rädecker, born in Amsterdam, comes from an artist family. His father Willem is a sculptor, furniture designer and maker of ornamental work. His uncle John and his son Han, as well as his uncle Anton are sculptors. Max his brother Jan is a painter and his son Marnix is a sculptor. Uncle John, who also paints, is the creator of the National Monument on the Dam in Amsterdam; his grandson Michael Rädecker made an international breakthrough.

Max spent most of his life in France. Until about 1935 he is a member of the Association of Visual Artists The Independent in Amsterdam and exhibits in a group in the Stedelijk Museum. In 1933 he has a solo exhibition in the A. Vecht Artrooms in the capital. Much later, in 1980, he exhibits in the New Style Gallery in The Hague and two years later in the Congres Building in this city. Earlier, in 1970, he was commissioned to make four great wall paintings for the Congres Building together with Cobra painter Karel Appel. When repairing some damage, one year after completion, the artist falls from a scaffold and can't work for two years.

During the Second World War, Max meet his wife in Paris. He becomes friends with Zadkine, Chagall and Archipenko. The artist mainly produces gouaches and oil paintings of landscapes and still lifes, which are becoming increasingly abstract at the last part of his life, partly under the influence of his friends. In the Netherlands his work is bought by individuals, some large companies such as Shell and Gasunie, and by the Central Museum in Utrecht and the Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum. Till his dead Max lives most of the time in the Chautac castle in the Poitou-Charentes region (Limousin).

This in southern colours painted gouache, that reminiscent of centuries-old still lifes with lemons and tazzas, brings the carefree, sun-drenched, Mediterranean atmosphere in our house. Beautiful!