Jaap Polak is one of the last remaining generalists.
At Polak Works of Art one will find an eclectic collection from all over the world of every period; European and Oriental works of art, tribal art, Indian miniature paintings, sculptures and objet d’art. It also houses an extensive and important archive on Indo Javenese Art, known as The Documentation Centre for Ancient Indonesian Art.
The gallery is situated in a canal house near the Rijksmuseum in the centre of Amsterdam.
Jaap Polak participates at The European Fine Art Fair (Tefaf) Maastricht as well as the Pictura Antiquairs Nationaal (PAN) in Amsterdam since the fairs were first established in 1987. For the last thirty years Jaap Polak is a senior contributor in the television programme Tussen Kunst en Kitsch, the Dutch equivalent of The Antiques Road Show.
Jaap Polak is a member of The Royal Association of Fine Art Dealers in The Netherlands, a member of CINOA, (The International Confederation of Art & Antique Dealers Associations), and is a certified member of The Dutch Federation of Appraisers, TMV, in art and antiques.