Bremmer, Henk

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Bremmer, Henk Gender: M
Hendricus Petrus Bremmer
born on 17 May 1871 at 21:30 (= 9:30 PM )
Place Leiden, Netherlands, 52n10, 4e30
Timezone LMT m4e30 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Astrodienst
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 26°28' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 09°21 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 16°10'

Henk Bremmer (portrait by Bertha van Hasselt)


Dutch painter, art critic, educator and collector.

Bremmer was called the "kunstpaus" (art pope) of the Netherlands. He was one of the fist influential persons to recognise the value of Vincent van Gogh. He arranged long lasting stipends for Bart van der Leck (1912-45)and others in the hope that he could make a more secure living of his art.

Bremmer advised his student Helene Kröller-Müller, (11 February 1869, Essen – 14 December 1939, Otterlo), then the richest woman of the Netherlands, in establishing her art famous collection. Helene donated in 1935 her collection to the Dutch state, on condition that a large museum be built in the gardens of her park in Otterlo. The Kröller-Müller Museum was opened in 1938.

In 1951 Bremmer received a honorary Doctorate in Groningen.

He died 10 January 1956 in Den Haag.


On 2 October 1895 he married Aleida Magdeltje Beekhuis (20 April 1866, Buitenpost - 26 July 1945, Den Haag). They got three sons and a daughter. His son Rudolf Bremmer (16 April 1900, Den Haag - 26 October 1993, Laren) became a painter and Henk Bremmer (23 March 1904 - 6 February 1996) a physicist.

Link to Wikipedia


  • business associate/partner relationship with Leck, Bart van der (born 26 November 1876). Notes: stipend in exchange for part his work
  • role played of/by Van Gogh, Vincent (born 30 March 1853). Notes: stimulated his popularity


  • Relationship : Marriage 2 October 1895 in Den Haag (Aleida Magdeltje Beekhuis)
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1903 (Art magazine "Moderne Kunstwerken" (1903-10))
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1906 (Eene inleiding tot het zien van beeldende kunst.)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1911 in Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh. Inleidende beschouwingen)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1914 (Magazine Beeldende kunst (1914-38))
  • Death of Mate 26 July 1945 in Den Haag (Aleida Magdeltje Beekhuis)
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Source Notes

Svi retrieved the BC from the online Municipal Archive of Leiden: 17 May 1871 at 21:30 (des 's avonds te half tien).

Bremmer, Hendricus Petrus (1871-1956):KNAW biography


  • Vocation : Art : Art critic
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (painter)
  • Vocation : Art : Other Art (art dealer, collector, mecenas and educator)
  • Vocation : Writers : Magazine/ newsletter (Art Magazine "Beeldende kunst")