Gallery/Dealer Details - Kunsthandel Frans Jacobs

The origins of the gallery can be found in Paris with Gallery K, a blend of friendship, personal interest and coincidence. Or rather no coincidence at all. Paris, for a long period was the worlds centre of the arts, and a very special start for us. In our first phase we mainly concentrated on works of the ‘Ecole de Paris’ after 1945. One of the most important artists was Jean Dubuffet who caused a huge transformation in the arts.

In 1991 we opened another gallery in Amsterdam. Gradually we started concentrating on artists from the complete 20th century, with the emphasis on the ‘Ecole de Paris’.Many of these artists were not born in Paris but felt incredibly attracted to this city. A number of important and transforming movements changed the arts forever and today’s movements are still strongly influenced by it. Our collection consists of works by Marc Chagall, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Maurice de Vlaminck, Kees van Dongen and Raoul Dufy.

In 2006, we returned to our roots and opened a new gallery in Paris. Now our ‘headquarters’ are based in Amsterdam and in Paris, you will find most of our collection of modern classics. Frequently exhibitions are organized.

We represent some national and international contemporary artists, including a number of Australia’s indigenous artists from the utopia region. We participate in many international Art fairs including PAN, TEFAF, Art Paris-(Abu Dhabi) and Art London.

In pre-war Paris revolutionary movements such as fauvism, cubism and surrealism found their origin. The heart of the collection of Frans Jacobs Fine Art consists of works by Marc Chagall, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Maurice Utrillo, Kees van Dongen, Raoul Dufy and others. We also include the generation of artists belonging to the post-war generation and a selection of other modern masters of the 20th century, such as Tamara de Lempicka, Egon Schiele and Lynn Chadwick.

Contemporary artists such as Sean Henry, Hanneke Beaumont and Graham Dean are represented by us and more recently we have included the works of Australia’s indigenous artists from the Utopia region, such as Barbara Weir, Patsy Long, Emily Kngwarreye and Minnie Pwerle. We concentrate on the genuine, quality works and aim to present this exceptional contemporary art to an international public.

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