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.