VOL. 03.20.2018 | JIM POLAN Jim PolanVenus in Bed Jim PolanMuse Being Attacked By Tigers, Both Real And Imagined Piece Title ABOUT JIM POLAN Jim Polan loves stories. He tells them, he paints them. Sometimes the title precedes the paint, but sometimes it’s the other way around. In most works, the title is intended to be a compositional element. The works, more or less, are edited action paintings with narratives. Despite his three degrees, Polan still claims that whatever he learned of art, he learned in his father’s studio.