Stephen Jack Fine Art

About Jack Fine Art

Jack Fine Art was formed in 2002 by Stephen Jack who started the company after having previously worked at the old established firm of Polak Gallery in St. James's. He worked at Polak Gallery with his father for nearly 25 years, gaining an extensive knowledge of 19th & 20th Century paintings.

During this time the gallery established good connections with museums, public collections and important institutions. To see a list of major collections and institutions who purchased works, as well as details of books where authors sought assistance please click here.

Following a move to Yorkshire in 2012 Stephen ran Helmsley Galleries as the in-house art gallery at the Black Swan Hotel and the Feversham Arms Hotel in Helmsley , North Yorkshire.

In 2022 Jack Fine Art became a solely web based gallery, available online and by appointment.

Information for Buyers

Personal Service

We pride ourselves in the long term relationships we have developed with many clients over the years. Where possible we are happy to visit your home for you to try paintings, without obligation, and discuss aspects of hanging and lighting.

We have digital photographs of every item in stock which allows us to send images by e-mail to our clients all over the world. Higher resolution images can be supplied on request to show items in more detail, for example a painting in its frame.

Please feel free to make contact should you wish discuss anything on the website.


Conditions of sale for online purchases and purchases in person

· Online purchases

If you are unable to visit the galleries and make your purchase online or by phone we are able to offer an efficient and safe delivery service both in the UK and overseas, with items insured against loss or damage whilst in transit.

We recognise that any purchase from our gallery represents a serious investment and that making a judgement based on a web image is no substitute for seeing the actual item.  It’s not the intention to run this as an impersonal and remote site. We are often complimented on the level of personal service and assistance we offer and encourage clients to make contact by email or in person to discuss individual items or request additional images or for more general for advice.

If you are making a selection from the site we would like it to meet with your expectations and to give lasting pleasure We hope you will be satisfied with the item on receipt but if not we offer a returns policy.


If you are buying online and have not seen the work, you have a right to view and approve your purchase on receipt of the item and will be entitled to cancel the agreement up to 7 working days from the day after delivery by notifying us by phone or by email.

The returns policy applies to sales made within the UK where the selection is based on an image/photo as opposed to seeing the actual item. For international sales please ask for terms in advance.

Where buyers choose to cancel the sale they will receive a full refund of the price the buyer paid for the work after the deduction of delivery and return charges, so long as the item is returned safely using the packaging provided. . In the case of cancellation the buyer will be responsible for out of pocket costs incurred by the gallery in sending and returning the work.

For commissioned works or items that are made to your individual order buyers should satisfy themselves that they are aware of the quality and nature of the item in advance as we consider this a firm order and we cannot offer refunds for items that are individually commissioned or produced to order, whether purchased online by mail or in person.

· Items purchased in person from the gallery or art fairs

The rules above apply to online or “distance” purchases only. Where items are purchased in person at the gallery they cannot be returned for refund unless damaged or faulty unless it is agreed in writing at the time of sale that the item is to be taken on approval.

(Dated 2 July 2016)

Major Collections and Literature

Stephen Jack has been dealing in 19th and 20th Century paintings since 1976, the third generation in a family of art dealers. He worked together with his father at the Polak Gallery in St. James's for much of his career. During that time we supplied works to the following notable collections:

H M the Queen
The Mellon Foundation
Peabody Museum, Salem, Mass
National Maritime Museum, Greenwich
North Brabant Museum, Holland
High Museum, Atlanta
Marley Tiles Plc
The Baltic Exchange, London
Robert Fleming
Worcester Museum
Royal Naval Museum, Portsmouth
Associated Newspapers Ltd
Blackburn and Burnley Museums – ( Birket Foster Loan Exhibition

We also provided assistance and advised authors writing books and articles on the following artists:

J W Godward, William Shayer, J W Carmichael, Thomas Somerscales, Birket Foster, Derek Gardner,
B W Leader, E W Cooke.


Art Consultancy

As well as offering paintings for sale we are happy to work on a consultancy basis assisting clients wishing to purchase paintings or watercolours at auction. Stephen Jack has been dealing in 19th and 20th Century paintings since 1976, the third generation in a family of art dealers and well qualified to offer expert advice on matters of authenticity, condition, valuation and general collectability of artworks.


Portrait of General Eyre Massey

This important historical portrait was purchased by Stephen Jack of Jack Fine Art at Christie's in London in May 2009 on behalf of The Baird Foundation. Massey played a significant role in the history of the Fort during French and Indian War, known as the Seven Years War. The painting is now part of the collection of Old Fort Niagara, Youngstown, New York.

Stephen Jack at the Christie's auction

GPDR & Client Data

Any data we hold relates simply to client contact details, sufficient to keep in contact, as well as information on your art interests and details of purchases made.

We always manage data responsibly and take great care to keep it safe and secure. We do not share data with third parties.

We contact clients by phone, mail or email: this includes occasional marketing emails sent via Mailchimp service. Marketing emails are sent to clients who have registered to online or in person to receive updates about gallery artists and exhibitions or who are clients of Stephen Jack, Jack Fine Art or other companies where Stephen Jack has acted as director or proprietor.

Our marketing emails always offer an unsubscribe option if clients wish to be removed from future mailings.

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