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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.

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

'Landscape with roebuck'
Oil on canvas, 70 x 87 cm
Signed: lower right 'pieter dik'
Pieter Dik (1943-1984)

Pieter Dik once said: "My strength is that I don't make animals in a landscape, no, I let them merge with the vegetation where they belong." Concerning this painting, he succeeded very well. The artwork has a nice, permanent place in our home, where the light from outside changes the rough landscape constantly, depending on the time of the day and the weather. The roebuck seems to adapt his camouflage constantly to its environment in a way that let you wonder at times: is it still there?

The artist never uses photographs; he don't need them because of his phenomenal visual memory. The story goes that a nature photographer spends a day with Pieter Dik on the isle of Texel. Back home Dik says, "I 'll swing that Slufter rapidly on the canvas." About an hour later, the canvas is more or less ready and the photographer sees to his astonishment a raging sea, dashing clouds, in the distance the dunes and a few birds, entirely as they saw that day. "What I paint must be exactly correct," emphasizes Dik in 1981 to a Telegraph journalist.

Pieter Daniel Dik, born in Alkmaar, is highly talented. When he was a young boy his drawings already were striking. After the technical school he becomes an organ builder, but from the age of 22 he devoted himself exclusively to painting. Dik spends a lot of time observing animals in dunes and woods and he paints with a tremendous rapidity. In the Netherlands, Great Britain, Scandinavia, France, Germany, Belgium, Canada and the United States, he builds a great name as a 'wildlife painter'. Also the hunter world embraces his work. The Belgian King Baudouin bought oil paintings from him and so did museums in the area of 'Nature in Art'. Yet he remains modesty, wanders preferably through nature and avoids tribute and spotlights.

At the age of 41 he dies in his hometown Schoorl. Some of his paintings are, two years after his death, shown in the Singer Museum in Laren at the exhibition to mark the 75th anniversary of Prince Bernhard.