Stéphane Jacob is a graduate from Ecole du Louvre and a specialist in Contemporary Australian art and Aboriginal art. In 1996 he founded the Galerie Arts d'Australie • Stéphane Jacob in the 17th arrondissement, Paris. Today he is recognized as one of the European references in this field by collectors and important museums.
Close to one hundred works from the Galerie Arts d’Australie • Stéphane Jacob have entered French public collections such as Quai Branly Museum (Paris), Confluences Museum (Lyon), Abattoirs Museum (Toulouse), Art and History Museum (Rochefort), etc. He is a member of the Chambre Nationale des Experts Spécialisés en Objets d’Art et de Collection (C.N.E.S.) (France National Chamber of Specialized Experts in Arts and Collection) as well as the Comité Professionnel des Galeries d'Art (France’s Professional Committee of Art Galleries).
He is a signatory of the Australian Code of Ethical Conduct for Indigenous Art. He is the co-author of numerous works and articles dedicated to Aboriginal art, notably the Aboriginal art collections catalogue for Musée des Confluences in Lyon and the books « La peinture aborigène » (Aboriginal Painting) , « Abie Loy Kemarre : Abstraction lyrique » (Lyrical Abstration) and « Wentja Morgan Napaltjarri : la puissance de la tradition » (The Strength of Tradition).
For more than seventeen years he has been heavily involved in the promotion of Australian art and organized many events. Recently, he was the associate curator for the monograph exhibition « Dennis Nona : estampes et sculptures » (Prints and Sculptures) in 2011 (Musée d’Art et d’Histoire, Rochefort), and « L'œuvre gravé de Dennis Nona. Îles du Détroit de Torres, Australie » (Engraved Works .. Torres Strait Islands, Australia) in 2012 (Musée d’Art Aborigène La Grange – Switzerland).