About Jordan D. Schnitzer

At age 14, Jordan D. Schnitzer bought his first work of art from his mother’s Portland, Oregon contemporary art gallery, evolving into his lifelong avocation as collector.

Headshot of Jordan D. Schnitzer, smiling at a black table

Schnitzer began collecting contemporary prints and multiples in earnest in 1988. Today, the collection exceeds 19,000 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 110 exhibitions and has art exhibited at over 160 museums.

Schnitzer is also President of Harsch Investment 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.”

Jordan D. Schnitzer Resume & Bio

He began collecting contemporary prints and multiples in earnest in 1988. Today, the collection exceeds 19,000 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 110 exhibitions and has art exhibited at over 150 museums.

Mr. Schnitzer is also President of Harsch Investment 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.”

Our Mission

Mission & values

The Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) (TIN 93-123-6637) whose mission it is to make the contemporary prints and multiples from the collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation accessible to qualified museums in diverse communities. Examination of the artists in the collections and the collaborative process of printmaking is of particular importance and supported by educational and outreach grants. The Foundation also contributes to the field of artistic scholarship through the publication of exhibition brochures, texts, and print catalogue raisonnés.

Our History

Trajectory

The Foundation was established in 1997 as a non-profit organization to manage the collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation, provide supplemental funding for education and outreach in conjunction with related exhibitions, and publish scholarly texts.  Since the program’s inception, the Foundation has organized over 110 exhibitions and has art exhibited at over 160 museums.

Grants

Education & outreach

Qualified museums have the opportunity to request grants for exhibitions from The Foundation to help underwrite educational and outreach activities, such as:

  • Transportation for students to the exhibition
  • Artist/scholar lectures or demonstrations
  • Community events

The Foundation encourages venues to use the exhibitions as the basis for interdisciplinary activities and engage constituents that might not otherwise have an association with the museum in order to prompt critical commentary on the works and the medium of printmaking.

Our Mission

Mission & values

The Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) (TIN 93-123-6637) whose mission it is to make the contemporary prints and multiples from the collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation accessible to qualified museums in diverse communities. Examination of the artists in the collections and the collaborative process of printmaking is of particular importance and supported by educational and outreach grants. The Foundation also contributes to the field of artistic scholarship through the publication of exhibition brochures, texts, and print catalogue raisonnés.

Our History

Trajectory

The Foundation was established in 1997 as a non-profit organization to manage the collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation, provide supplemental funding for education and outreach in conjunction with related exhibitions, and publish scholarly texts.  Since the program’s inception, the Foundation has organized over 110 exhibitions and has art exhibited at over 160 museums.

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