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, cities where I lived and worked, like Amsterdam, Berlin, Jerusalem, New York, or visitedm, lie Prague and Sicily, are the main ingredients of my art.
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 contains texts and letters, lets writing come alive, and reflects my deep connection with the Dutch 17th century Masters, German expressionism, Russian art and medieval miniatures.
My art is also a tribute to music and the world of the great Chassidic masters of Eastern Europe. The Kotzker Rebbe listened to a Chassidic storyteller in the street and stated

He told what he wanted and I heard what I needed.

That is Art.

Artist Exhibitions

Main Exhibitions besides auctions, fundraisers and minor shows
Liberaal Joodse Gemeente, The Hague, Holland solo University of Leyden, Holland Rova haYehudit, Jerusalem solo Podaytzer Synagogue, NY solo Brownstone Gallery, NY Tribeca 148 Gallery, NY Silver Palette Gallery, Cedarhurst NJ NeumannShaynberg Galleries, NY Gallery 124, Springfield NJ Cong. B’nai Avraham NY several solo exhibitions Cong. Mount Sinai, NY several solo Camille’s Clover Hill, NY both group and solo Grand Hotel Heerlen, Holland solo Kunsthuis Huebens, Maastricht, Holland Staten Island Community Center SI, NY Brooklyn Jewish Art Gallery BJAG, Park Slope, NY Union of American Hebrew Congregations UAHC in Manhattan, NY solo Riverdale Temple, NY solo Beth El Florida Art Festival Tealounge, Brooklyn, NY solo Breman Museum Atlanta, GA Palm Beach Center for Jewish Art, FL Salon de Quartier, NY solo KVB Financial District, NY solo Terror Artists Respond, New York Freyberger Gallery, Reading Pa Sixth Street Community Synagogue, NY solo Chulent Yiddish Theater, NY solo Cong. Beth Torah, NY Creative Soul, Crown Heights, NY several group exhibitions Reznik Gallery, NY Hebrew Institute Riverdale, NY The Lower Eastside Jewish Conservancy, NY solo Anne Frank Center, NY Maayan Gallery, NY Portiersloge, Groningen, The Netherlands solo Belski Museum of Art, NJ Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art, OK Galerie De Stoker, Amsterdam, Holland Brooklyn Jewish Art Gallery at CKI, NY group, solo, and curator The Golem in Brooklyn at BJAG curated by Brombacher, NY City Lore, NY Resistance, Yiddish New York, NY Marcus JCC Atlanta, GA Manny Cantor Center, NY Plein van Siena, Amsterdam, Holland One Before Escape Gallery, Brooklyn NY solo Peninsula Jewish Community Center, Foster City, CA Oranjekerk, Amsterdam, Holland.

Brombacher’s work features on CD’s, blogs, websites, films, and is used for educational purposes in Jewish museums and children’s games mitzvah cards, book covers Jason Aronson Publishing, Yitzchak Buxbaum, R.Chaim Dalfin, R.Simchah Raz, R.Berel Wein, Meira Warschauer posters for films, the Yiddish Theater Chulent NY and Occupy Wall Street and more.

Books she wrote andor illustrated include
- Meetings with Remarkable Souls Rabbi E. Klein
- Letters of Light Rabbi A. L. Raskin
- When the Shouting Began S. Sher
- I See Only Light S. Brombacher, H. Hamburger
- Holy Eating R. Schwartz, S. Brombacher
- Serach S. Brombacher, Y. Buxbaum
- Theophanie C. Zaffora Le Confessioni di Abulafia C. Zaffora
- Under the Chuppah, A Jewish Couple’s Guide to Weddings and Meaningful Marriage Rabbi B. Forman, S. Brombacher
- Painting the Dybbuk. Between Two Worlds. Ansky’s Play seen through an Artist’s Lens S. Brombacher
- The Little Rose on the Mountain S. Brombacher
- Smokescreen Rabbi B. Forman, S. Brombacher
- The Golem in Brooklyn The Golem Exhibition at the Brooklyn Jewish Art gallery at CKI S.Brombacher
- Pictorial for The Story of My Life. Various Events and Episodes of an Orphan By Pinkhes-Dov Goldenshteyn Seen through the eyes of an artist. S. Brombacher 
- Haggadah shel Pesach The Passover Hagadah S. Brombacher
- Rebbe Nachmans Tales Stories for Personal Refinement Rabbi B. Forman, S. Brombacher.

She is currently working on a book about the medieval kabbalist Avraham Abulafia in Sicily.


- At the juried Art Gala 2006 of Temple Beth El in Boca Raton The Soul of Creativity is Spirituality March 2006 my work was awarded the second prize.
- My Beethoven. A Spiral of Sound. was donated and auctioned for more than 5000 at a gala to benefit The Childrens Hearing Institute in Manhattan in October 2005

Brombachers work is in collections, institutions and private homes, like synagogues, schools, corporations, hospices on all five continents.

To see my art lecture about my work see this Youtube

Membership of art organizations
-American Guild of Judaic Art, Vice-President
-Jewish Art Salon, New York
-The Creative Soul
-Jewish Women Artist’s Network


Artist Publications

There are several articles in national and local European and American Newspapers (e.g. Limburgs Dagblad, The Jewish Week, The Jewish Press, by Richard McBee), like the ones of my exhibits at the Brooklyn Jewish Art Gallery (Jewish Press, March 8,9 2003)and at he UAHC (Jewish Press, Januari 23, 2004), which can be found in the archive section of the Jewish Press.
For more info contact me at SHOSHBM@AOL.COM...

Artist Collections

Shoshannah Brombacher,

I create sets of drawings or paintings about one theme, often in combination with texts/calligraphy. Some sets are bound as a book, some contain unabridged texts, like a full Megillat Esther, Yona,a Megillat Ruth and a Hagadah. Some sets are continuously in motion, because I sell parts of them individually and later replace the missing ones. Then the set changes of course, because I do not make copies of the sold drawings but create something new. Here are some of my favorite themes:

-The golem of Prague (many drawings and paintings)
-Megillat Esther (illustr., ink on paper,as a scroll)
-Purim/Megillat Esther
-Megillat Ruth (printed in a limited edition)
-Shir ha-shirim (Song of Songs)
-Yona (1 set of drawings and 1 complete booklet with text)
-Job (sepia drawings)
-Dema'ot Rachel, a chassidic story
-Goethe's Faust
-Prag (Ein Bilderzyklus)(travel impresions from Prague)
-Sefer ha-Ahavah - Avram (multilingual poetry)
-Shabbat in New York (ink drawings)
-HAGADA: a complete hagada in black and white, plus: a set of 1) chad kadya, 2) echad mi yodea, 3) the order of the hagada 4) historical events, in color
-Dos lid funem lebediken mentshen (yiddish poetry)
-Sheva Berakhot (I also make KETUBOT)
-Qohelet (till now in 3 different versions)
-Medieval Sephardic Poetry
-Chassidic Rebbes (many of them about the Lubavitcher Rebbes)
-Marsman in Amsterdam (Dutch poetry)
-Birkat haLevana
-The Hebrew Alphabeth (One series has been published in: 'Letters of Light' by A.Raskin)
-Sukkot: the four species and several sets of the Ushpizin, one of them about the Chassidic counterparts of the Ushpizin)
-The twelve Tribes
-CHASSIDIC STORIES. I illustrated many of them. Part of them will be published
-Biblical women

At this moment I work on a big project about the Yiddish play DYBBUK
by Anski

I illustrated several BOOKS and I made the cover ILLUSTRATIONS, title pages for Ph.D.Theses in Europe including my own, Jewish books in Holland and in New York (e.g. works about Chassidism published by Jason Aronson, NJ).
The latest work I illustrated is:
"Letters of Light" (about the Aleph-bays), by Rabbi A.L.Raskin
My latest book cover is for The Light and fire of the Baal Shem Tov by Maggid Yitzhak Buxbaum. I highly recommend this book.

Artist Favorites

Olga Zelinska, , , Original Painting Oil, size_width{turquoise-1579549914.jpg} X
Original Oil Painting, 2017
70 x 90 x 2 inches (30.5 x 45.7)
United States
Yulia Schuster, , , Original Watercolor, size_width{old_church-1498207209.jpg} X
Original Watercolor, 2016
24 x 34 cm (30.5 x 45.7)
United States

Personal Favorites (American Guild of Judaic Art) (Chabad Lubavitch, I love this site, many interesting articles) (shows some of my Chassidic works, has many interesting stories) (Breslov) (or google A simple Jew) (Menachem Wecker) (Yitzhak Buxbaum, magid, very interesting site, nice courses and maggid training, have a look) (Indelible Ink)