• Almost 60 years of history



    Gallery Mokum was founded in the early 1960's.  The gallery has been a critical site for the viewing of realism in Dutch painting, a position that strengthened the role realism continues to play in the larger Dutch art world.

    Realism has always drawn a large public, and Gallery Mokum continues its role as the most identifiable venue for select artists working in this style. The gallery represents more than thirty artists. Initially featuring mainly Dutch artists, in recent years the gallery has expanded its horizon and now represents a many well known realists from other countries. 

    The broad scope in which these artists define their representational or realistic works of art can vary from still life paintings, portraits or even an expressionistic landscape. These two-dimensional works of art are complemented by hyper realistic sculptures in bronze.  As Holland's oldest gallery, Mokum has the choice of working with the finest artists working in this tradition.

    Please drop by the gallery, charmingly located in the heart of Amsterdam, for a personal viewing of their finely detailed realism and painterly personal visions or visit the current show online in the viewingroom.


    Gallery Mokum offers their clients de Kunstkoop from the Mondriaan Fund. It offers individuals living in the Netherlands, or paying Dutch taxes,  the possibility to purchase an artwork in monthly installments, without any interest. The aim of this service is to encourage private individuals to buy art and in doing so supporting the artists and generally stimulate the art market.  Please check www.kunstkoop.nl for details.



    Rutger J.B Brandt

  • Gallery Fair Practice Code

    Galerie Mokum conforms to the  Gallery Fair Practice Code. This code is a permanent condition for Dutch galleries to strengthen the position of the artist in relation to the gallery.  The code was initiated by the Mondriaan Fund in cooperation with the Dutch Gallery Association (NGA) and will officially be respected in Dutch galleries as of July 1, 2023.  

    To read the code and see how we ensure a fair practice, please check https://www.mondriaanfonds.nl/en/gallery-fair-practice-code/.


    1. The gallery in question records in writing the relationship between the gallery and the artist, including agreements regarding the duration of the agreement, prices and any applicable discounts. Other matters that may be recorded in this document include: monitoring and evaluation of the agreements, both parties’ targets (e.g. regarding international visibility), the relationship with a second gallery, agreements regarding the settlement of any discounts, regarding commissions from third parties, or the settlement of other expenses such as for transport, photography, insurance or the construction of an exhibition. Model contracts are available on the Dutch Gallery Association (NGA) website.

    2. The artist remains the owner of their work until the full amount is paid to the gallery, with the exception of secondary trading. This also applies in the case of gallery bankruptcy or attachment.

    3. The gallery shall transfer the full artist’s share of the sales price agreed with the customer within 60 days following the sale of the artist’s work, and provide the artist with the buyer’s name and contact details, and a copy of the invoice.

    4. Unsold artworks in the charge of the gallery must always be returned to the artist within a month, if requested by the artist.

    5. The relationship between galleries may involve competition and rivalry, but in the case of different galleries representing the same artist, the galleries should in all respects remain loyal to the interests of the artist in question. If a gallery exclusively represents an artist, thereby acting as their ‘mother gallery’, and another gallery would like to organise an exhibition with this artist, the involved parties should make written agreements regarding the conditions under which the exhibition can be held (see appendix for a Dutch Gallery Association (NGA) model contract).

    6. The gallery is expected to be professional and competent, and to maintain this professionalism and competence.

    7. The gallery vouches for the authenticity of the work that they are selling.* In the case that a work is adjudged to be fake by a recognised independent party, the customer may return the work to the gallery owner and have the amount paid for the work refunded.

    8. A gallery states the following on their website: their objectives, programme, working method and the artists that they represent.

    9. A gallery is expected to act in accordance with the Fair Practice Code (fairpracticecode.nl), which includes an assurance against inappropriate behaviour at the gallery and elsewhere.

    *if desired, certificates of authenticity can be requested from the Dutch Gallery Association (NGA)