About us

Frans Jacobs Fine Art, founded in 1985 by Dr. Frans Jacobs, is one of the leading art galleries in The Netherlands. The gallery represents a permanent collection of the great modern masters starting from 1860 on.

Frans Jacobs Fine Art strongly  focusses on art of the Ecole de Paris, which is an indicative of the importance of  Paris in Western art in the beginning of the 20th century, starting with the radicals of the impressionism violating all rules of academic painting, the precursor of various styles of painting including postimpressionism, fauvism, cubism. Many art styles initiated by the Ecole de Montparnasse followed.

From 1910 until the beginning  of world war II Montparnasse was  the community of intellectual and artistic life in Paris. Pablo Picasso, Ossip Zadkine, Moise Kisling, Marc Chagall, Fernand Léger, Jacques Lipschitz, Chaim Soutine, Amedeo Modigliani, Max Ernst, Juan Gris, Tsuguharu Foujita, Edgar Degas, only a few of the many intellectuals  and artists who were responsible for new creative initiatives. Paris became  the cradle of highly esteemed  artistic dynamics which resulted in expressions of Ecole de Pont-Aven,  L’abstraction lyrique, German expressionism, Art Deco, surrealism, De Stijl, pure abstraction, abstract expressionism and the Cobra movement.

Meanwhile Die Brücke and Der Blaue Reiter developed in Germany. These German artists are also represented by Jacobs Fine Art.

Frans Jacobs Fine Art is one of the leading galleries in transactions with Kees van Dongen, Lynn Chadwick, Raoul Dufy and Geer van Velde. Works of van Gogh, Matisse, Monet, Picasso, Renoir, de Lempicka,  Appel, Cobra movement  etc. belong to our regular collection.

In addition to the modern classics, the gallery represents internationally renowned contemporary artists like Graham Dean, Franco Adami, Isabell Beyel,  Hanneke Beaumont and Minjung Kim.

Frans Jacobs Fine Art has participated in numerous prestigious  art fairs around the world including the PAN Amsterdam, TEFAF in Maastricht, Art Cologne, FIAC, Armory show in New York, Art Paris, Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong., Miami Singapore, Djakarta and Palm Beach. For our upcoming events check our news page.