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SHOSHANNAH BROMBACHER
Brooklyn, New YorkNew York - United States


Shoshannah Brombacher Art


Original Artworks (216)

Shoshannah Brombacher; Between Heaven And Earth, 2000, Original Painting Oil, 24 x 36 inches. Artwork description: 241 Said the Karliner Rebbe:  A Jew should be like the ladder of Jacob, with his head in Heaven and his feet firmly planted on the ground.  In other words, a Jew should study Torah and think of spiritual things while taking care of his livelihood, business and ...
Shoshannah Brombacher
Original Oil Painting, 2000
24 x 36 inches (61.0 x 91.4 cm)
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Shoshannah Brombacher; Miriam Dancing, 1997, Original Painting Oil, 24 x 36 inches. Artwork description: 241 This is one of my paintings bout Biblical women. Miriam, Moses  sister, took her tambourine after the Jews got safely on dry land and escaped Pharaoh s heir, and sang an song of praise. All the Jewish women sang and danced with her. ...
Shoshannah Brombacher
Original Oil Painting, 1997
24 x 36 inches (61.0 x 91.4 cm)
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Shoshannah Brombacher; The Jewish Cemetery Of Prague, 1996, Original Painting Oil, 40 x 42 inches. Artwork description: 241 For years I have been working on thebthem of the Golem of Prague, which resulted in many paintings and drawings, like this one.  The Hoykhe Rabbi Loeb contemplates his golem. See:
Shoshannah Brombacher
Original Oil Painting, 1996
40 x 42 inches (101.6 x 106.7 cm)
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Shoshannah Brombacher; Study, 2007, Original Painting Oil, 12 x 12 inches. Artwork description: 241 I was born in Amsterdam and researched the 17th century Sephardic community of Amsterdam. This resulted in a series of historical paintings, like this one, a rabbi studying a text. I have many more historical paintings.  ...
Shoshannah Brombacher
Original Oil Painting, 2007
12 x 12 inches (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
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Shoshannah Brombacher; Trial Of The Shpoler Zeide 1, 2017, Original Painting Oil, 16 x 20 inches. Artwork description: 241 I am illustrating a book about the Shpoler Zeide, a famous Chassidic Rebbe, by Dr. J. Paull and J. Briskman. There are many stories about the Shpoler Zayda  or: Zeide . I made pastel drawings and oil paintings. They will be included in the book, but the originals ...
Shoshannah Brombacher
Original Oil Painting, 2017
16 x 20 inches (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
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Shoshannah Brombacher; The Shpoler Zeide, 2017, Original Painting Oil, 16 x 20 inches. Artwork description: 241 I am illustrating a book about the Shpoler Zeide, a famous Chassidic Rebbe, by Dr. J. Paull and J. Briskman. There are many stories about the Shpoler Zayda and i made pastel drawings and oil paintings. They will be included in the book, but the originals are ...
Shoshannah Brombacher
Original Oil Painting, 2017
16 x 20 inches (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
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Shoshannah Brombacher; Shpoler Zeide S Trial With Gd, 2015, Original Painting Oil, 36 x 36 inches. Artwork description: 241 I am illustrating a book about the Shpoler Zeide, a famous Chassidic Rebbe, by Dr. J. Paull and J. Briskman. There are many stories about the Shpoler Zayda and i made pastel drawings, like this one, and oil paintings. They will be included in the book, but ...
Shoshannah Brombacher
Original Oil Painting, 2015
36 x 36 inches (91.4 x 91.4 cm)
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Shoshannah Brombacher; The Purim Angel, 2016, Original Drawing Pastel, 18 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 I am illustrating a book about the Shpoler Zeide, a famous Chassidic Rebbe, by Dr. J. Paull and J. Briskman. There are many stories about the  Shpoler Zayda and i made pastel drawings, like this one, and oil paintings. They will be included in the book, but ...
Shoshannah Brombacher
Original Pastel Drawing, 2016
18 x 24 inches (45.7 x 61.0 cm)
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Shoshannah Brombacher; 7 Torah Paths Of Abulafia, 2018, Original Painting Oil, 24 x 36 inches. Artwork description: 241 This work belongs to a large project illustrating and explaining the work of a medieval Jewish Sicilian kabbalist Avraham Abulafia, combining his texts with travel memories of the artist. The extensive descriptions will be published soon. ...
Shoshannah Brombacher
Original Oil Painting, 2018
24 x 36 inches (61.0 x 91.4 cm)
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Shoshannah Brombacher; Rabbi Yochanan, 2012, Original Drawing Pastel, 18 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 I wrote and illustrated a book about roses in Jewish writings, such as the Bible, Talmud, midrash, medieval tales, Sephardic songs, etc. :
Shoshannah Brombacher
Original Pastel Drawing, 2012
18 x 24 inches (45.7 x 61.0 cm)
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Shoshannah Brombacher; The Twelve Tribes, 2012, Original Drawing Pastel, 18 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 I made a series of the Twelve Tribes of Israel, the sons of Jacob Yaakov who each receive a blessing. You can read more about this series at
Shoshannah Brombacher
Original Pastel Drawing, 2012
18 x 24 inches (45.7 x 61.0 cm)
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Shoshannah Brombacher; The Wagon Of The Baal Shem, 1995, Original Drawing Pastel, 12 x 18 inches. Artwork description: 241 The artist has made numerous drawings of the Chassidic Master called the Baal Shem Tov, or Besht, his wagon, and stories about him. Here he flies miraculously through the air with his Chassidim. ...
Shoshannah Brombacher
Original Pastel Drawing, 1995
12 x 18 inches (30.5 x 45.7 cm)
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Shoshannah Brombacher; Kapoyrah, 1997, Original Drawing Crayon, 12 x 18 inches. Artwork description: 241 Before Yom Kippur some people swing a rooster hen over the head of their family saying a prayer that this animal will be the atonement for sins. The chicken is them slaughtered by a butcher and the meat  or money  given to the poor. It is called ...
Shoshannah Brombacher
Original Crayon Drawing, 1997
12 x 18 inches (30.5 x 45.7 cm)
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Shoshannah Brombacher; What Is Man, 1996, Original Drawing Pastel, 12 x 18 inches. Artwork description: 241 A couple ponders the wordsWhat is a man that You remember himfrom the daily prayers. ...
Shoshannah Brombacher
Original Pastel Drawing, 1996
12 x 18 inches (30.5 x 45.7 cm)
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Shoshannah Brombacher; Shiviti, 2001, Original Drawing Pastel, 12 x 18 inches. Artwork description: 241 A  shiviti  contains the words from Psalms, I have the Eternal always in front of me. This drawing shows a family around the letters of Shiviti. ...
Shoshannah Brombacher
Original Pastel Drawing, 2001
12 x 18 inches (30.5 x 45.7 cm)
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Shoshannah Brombacher; Tea On Shabbos Afternoon, 2017, Original Painting Oil, 16 x 20 inches. Artwork description: 241 An old Chassidic couple cherishes their quiet afternoon tea on Shabbos, with their old samovar, books and memories. ...
Shoshannah Brombacher
Original Oil Painting, 2017
16 x 20 inches (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
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Shoshannah Brombacher; Thus Danced Our Forefathers, 2016, Original Drawing Pastel, 14 x 18 inches. Artwork description: 241 Thus Danced Our Fathers Shoshannah Brombacher 2016 Aqua pencil pastel on paperThe religious Zionist poet Isaac Lamdan  1899- 1954  made aliyah in 1920 and in 1926 penned his epic poem about the siege of Masada, one of the last Jewish strongholds against the Romans and the ...
Shoshannah Brombacher
Original Pastel Drawing, 2016
14 x 18 inches (35.6 x 45.7 cm)
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Shoshannah Brombacher; The Angels Of Destruction, 2005, Original Drawing Other, 18 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 The artist made many drawings about the Roman bridge of Maastricht  The Netherlands  which she visited often in her childhood. The coat of arms of maastricht shows and angels, which appears in many of her Maastricht drawings as well. ...
Shoshannah Brombacher
Original Other Drawing, 2005
18 x 24 inches (45.7 x 61.0 cm)
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Shoshannah Brombacher; The Terrors Of War, 2017, Original Drawing Pastel, 18 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 War is a consuming fire that destroys all parties, winners and losers alike. In the background are the artist s memories of Europe. ...
Shoshannah Brombacher
Original Pastel Drawing, 2017
18 x 24 inches (45.7 x 61.0 cm)
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Shoshannah Brombacher; Jacob And The Angel, 2016, Original Drawing Pastel, 18 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 Yaakov wrestled with the angel, his hip got dislocated, but he did not let go before he received a blessing and received his new name, Israel, as described in Genesis  Bereshit chapter 32. I have many drawings of biblical stories...
Shoshannah Brombacher
Original Pastel Drawing, 2016
18 x 24 inches (45.7 x 61.0 cm)
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Artist Statement

Art makes the world within the artist visible. Classical music, poetry, Jewish and Chassidic stories, traveling, the love for people and memories of eras gone but not forgotten, and of the cities where I lived and worked Amsterdam, Berlin, Jerusalem, New York all form the main ingredients of my art. Other places and cities left a lasting impression Prague, Sicily. My art is like the water of the canals of my native Amsterdam,Rembrandts city the deeper you look into it, the more you see. A reflection of a reflection of a reflection...look, what you see is not what you see. My art is not complete without texts and letters, it is writing come alive. It reflects my deep connection with the Dutch 17th century Masters, German expressionism, Russian art and with medieval miniatures. I was fortunate to have an academic career before I became a full-time artist and studied Ancient Middle Eastern languages and medieval Hebrew literature and codicology at Leyden University in Holland, and lectured at the Free University of Berlin before I came to New York. I came into close contact with old manuscripts, e.g. in the Jewish Museum of Amsterdam, and with more modern Hebrew and Yiddish books of the famous book collector Dr U. Von Kritter in Bad Homburg Germany. This provided me with a good background to delve into the many interesting Jewish themes you find in my artistic work. My art is also a tribute to music and to the ...