For the images of the artworks made by Johfra (1919-1998) copyright is applied. For all the published images and texts on this website copyright is applied and belongs exclusively to J.J. Bleumink. Under no circumstances is the copyright transferable to third parties.

Intentional copyright infringement, including duplication and distribution without the required prior permission of the author or any entitled party, is a crime.


Frequently asked questions

Can I freely use images of Johfra’s work without permission?
No this is not allowed, copyright applies for all the artworks made by Johfra. The use of images of artworks which are in your possession is also prohibited due to copyright. License applications for images of the artworks of Johfra (Frans van den Berg) can be requested through the organization Pictoright.

Can Johfra’s work be seen in real life?
Johfra’s work is only included in private collections. Work from the legacy of Johfra and Ellen Lórien can be seen in the private museum De Eenhoorn in Ulrum (NL). Organizing an exhibition takes a lot of time, energy and money. Nevertheless, we wholeheartedly encourage and help initiatives in this area.

Are there (still) posters available of Johfra’s work?
Unfortunately, all the original official posters were completely sold out many years ago. If you still want an original poster of Johfra’s work, you will have to look for it yourself in the second-hand market.

I think I have a work of art made by Johfra, can this be checked?
Johfra kept quite accurate records of his work in his diaries. An index has been drawn up for this. This does not alter the fact that there are works that do not appear in the index. We are very familiar with the work of Johfra and may be able to help you with your question. You can ask your question via the contact form on this page.

Are there any matters regarding Johfra that you are looking for?
We try to get the archive about Johfra as complete as possible. We are therefore interested in everything around Johfra, for example images of artworks, published articles and reviews, announcements, etc. If you may have something interesting please contact us.

I have a question that is not listed here.
You can always contact us via the contact form on this page.


The virtual Johfra Museum is an idealistic non-profit initiative of a few volunteers and therefore has no commercial basis or a commercial establishment. All received income and gifts are used to maintain and further propagate Johfra’s artistic and literary heritage.

We would like to thank the following people:
Gerrit Luidinga (1942-2019), poet in obscuro, without him there would have been no virtual Johfra Museum.
For selflessly providing images: Jaap Bleumink, Erik Smid, Rardy van Soest, Robert J. Visser, Bruce de Jonge.