Schnitzer began collecting contemporary prints and multiples in earnest in 1988. Today, the collection exceeds 20,000 works and includes many of today’s most important contemporary artists. It has grown to be the country’s largest private print collection. He and His Family Foundation generously lend work from the collections to qualified institutions and has organized over 115 exhibitions and has art exhibited at over 120 museums.
Schnitzer is also President of Schnitzer Properties, a privately owned real estate investment company based in Portland, Oregon, which owns and operates over 28 million square feet of office, multi-tenant industrial, multi-family and retail properties in six western states.
“For me, waking up each day without art around me would be like waking up without the sun. When you live with art around you, your mind and soul are filled with the beauty of life and the creativity of the human spirit.”