The Kremer Collection (the Collection) is a privately owned collection of some 70 works of Dutch and Flemish 17th century art (mainly paintings) and has been put together since 1995 by George and Ilone Kremer. New acquisitions are made regularly: the Collection is proof that even today it is possible to build a high quality and highly varied collection of important Dutch old masters. Many interesting schools and genres are represented such as Caravaggism/Utrecht, Leiden, Delft, Haarlem, Amsterdam, genre interiors, landscape painting, history paintings, Italianate art, marines and portraits.
The Collection contains masterpieces by, amongst others, Rembrandt (one painting and 3 etching plates), Abraham Bloemaert, Hendrick ter Brugghen, Gerrit Dou, Frans Hals, Meindert Hobbema, Gerrit van Honthorst (2 works), Pieter de Hooch, Jan Lievens (2 works), Paulus Moreelse, Michael Sweerts, Jan Baptist Weenix and Emanuel de Witte.
In the Collection many interesting influences and cross fertilizations of the various schools and cities in 17th century Holland can be shown, which means that the Collection can be used as an educational tool to teach students and the public.
The collection is owned by a non-profit corporation, Aetas Aurea Holding Ltd. (AAH)
During the last 17 years, the AAH has had an extensive loan program participating in many exhibitions and long term loans with international museums, including the National Gallery of Art, Washington, the Metropolitan in New York, the National Gallery, London and the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (see website for a full list).