Saskia Weishut-Snapper

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Saskia Weishut-Snapper (born 5 August 1938 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch fiber artist.

Early life and family[edit]

Saskia grew up in the Netherlands, in Bergen, North Holland, a town with an art colony in which both her parents were active. Her mother was Mies Bloch [nl], a painter and illustrator, mostly known for her cross-stitch designs. Her father was Rein Snapper [nl], a painter, illustrator, and wood printer.[1]

Saskia is married, has five sons, and lives in Amsterdam.[1]


Weishut-Snapper turned to textile arts in 1970. Creating mixed media scenes somewhere between painting and quilting, she refers to her works as 'peintisseries'. The subjects of her art are often textile landscapes, fantasy buildings, abstract compositions and themes based on Jewish tradition. She mostly exhibits in the Netherlands.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8] She also showed her paintings in Belgium, Germany, Greece, Japan, Portugal,[9] Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.[10][11]

Works by Weishut-Snapper appear in art galleries, museums, churches and synagogues[12] and were incorporated in art books.[13][14][15] On her eightieth birthday, she featured on Dutch television, in a short documentary in the series 'Naches'.[16]


  1. ^ a b c "Peintisseries van Saskia Weishut-Snapper". Bottercourant (in Dutch). 2015-07-15. Retrieved 2018-08-07.
  2. ^ "Opening expositie Peintisseries van Saskia Weishut-Snapper". Rheden (in Dutch). 2017-05-28. Retrieved 2018-08-07.
  3. ^ "Crescas nieuws: 'Peintisseries' van Saskia Weishut-Snapper - Crescas". (in Dutch). Retrieved 2018-08-07.
  4. ^ "Saskia Weishut-Snapper | Museum Het Leids Wevershuis". (in Dutch). Retrieved 2018-08-07.
  5. ^ "Van Textiel tot Tyvek, werk van Saskia Weishut-Snapper - Vezel". (in Dutch). Retrieved 2018-08-07.
  6. ^ Castricum, Protestantse Kerk. "Kunstwerken Saskia Weishut - Snapper | PK Castricum". (in Dutch). Retrieved 2018-08-07.
  7. ^ "Wandkleden van Saskia Weishut in Magna Domus |". (in Dutch). Retrieved 2018-08-07.
  8. ^ "Saskia Weishut-Snapper: Tyvek Sandwiches - Museum Jan van der Togt : Expositie / Exhibition at GALERIES.NL". Retrieved 2018-08-07.
  9. ^ "Exposição - Saskia Weishut Snapper - Viral Agenda". (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2018-08-07.
  10. ^ "Gallery Shows in New York City This Week - Jun 4-Jun 11". Retrieved 2018-08-07.
  11. ^ "Tripping the Light Fantastic - Agora Gallery 12/07/17 through 01/18/18". Retrieved 2018-08-07.
  12. ^ "Jewish Historical Museum Amsterdam (search engine)". Retrieved 2018-08-08.
  13. ^ Cole, Drusilla (2008-10-08). Textiles Now. Laurence King Publishing. ISBN 978-1-85669-572-5.
  14. ^ Hemachandra, R. & Belasco, D. (2010). 500 Judaica: Innovative Contemporary Ritual Art. Lark Books. ISBN 978-1-60059-462-5.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
  15. ^ Salamony, Sandra; Brown, Gina (2010). 1000 Artisan Textiles: Contemporary Fiber Art, Quilts and Wearables. Quarry Books. ISBN 978-1-59253-609-2.
  16. ^ "Naches". TVblik (in Dutch). Retrieved 2018-08-07.

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