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Noriko Ambe -Japan/USA- cut artist book and paper sculptures
Hina Aoyama-
Japan/France- incredible papercutting skills (website in French or Japanese)
Reed Anderson- USA- cut paper, acrylic, airbrush, and collage on paper
Hannah Biemold -Netherlands-: bar code series and pop ups
Su Blackwell- England- books and cut sculptures
Diana Bryan -USA- Shadowtown
Bette Burgoyne- USA- cut black paper
Peter Callesen- Denmark- paperwork, installations and performance
Deborah Claxton -USA- the cut-paper series
Laura Cooperman- USA- white paper architectural constructions
Béatrice Coron- France-USA- Cities and artist books (+ links compilator)
Andrea Deszö-USA- interactive cut paper theaters
Brian Dettmer- USA- carved books
Risa Fukui- Japan- dark papercuttings (Interview on PingMag)
Anne-Karin Furunes-Norway- Perforated portraits
Ellen Gallagher -USA-"DeLuxe" series
Chris Gilmour-England -cardboard sculptures
Chen Hangfeng- China- cut-paper and logos
Barry Herem- USA- Northwest coast style in cut metal
Ueli Hofer- Switzerland- Collage, objets & scherenschnitte
Hideo Iwasaki- Japan- abstract and stereoscopic papercuts
Rick Jones -USA- Calaveras, papel picado and public artwork
Drew King- -USA- papercuttings and animations
Susan Knight-USA- white on white topography
James Kobierski- Canada- layered colors
Andreas Kocks-
Germany/USA- large cut paper installation
Bovey Lee-USA- white papercuttings
Philomena Marano -USA-Coney Island and aquatic papier collés
Henri Matisse -France- Jazz Series
Nikki McClure -USA- monochromatic illustrations
Meridith McNeal-
USA- dresses, corset and sawn papers
Alexis McQuilkin
- USA-papercuts & illustrations
Ugo Mochi
-Italy- Poet of Shadows
Chris Natrop-USA- papercut installations
Mia Pearlman- USA- Clouds vortex
Simon Perriton-England- @ Sadie Cole Gallery in London
Heinz Pfister- Switzerland-sensuous and fun scherenschnittes
Jacques Picoux- France/Taiwan- paper mosaics
Jorge Rosano- Mexico- dimensional and colorful papercuttings
Virginia Rose Kane:-USA- Botanical Papercuttings
Robert Ryan- England- cuttings and words
Georgia Russel
- Scotland- cut photographs & books
Daniel Scheffer- USA- sculptural installation
Lü Shenzhong- China- installations
Gerlof Smit- Netherlands- Village's portrait and money series
Justine Smith- England- Money cutting
Jen Stark- USA- Colorful sculptures and animations
Yuken Teruya
-Japan/USA- consumerism and nature
David Thorpe-England- @ Kate MacGarry gallery, London
Lane Twitchell-USA- abstract work
Miss-Tic-France-Street's stencils and poetry in Paris
Lane Twitchell- USA- Cut paper and acrylic polymers
Kako Ueda- USA- Organic papercuttings
Emma Van Leest-
Australia- White installations
Michael Velliquette- USA- Cut cardstock tableaux
Kara Walker-USA- Uncle's Tom Cabin
C.K. Wilde & Mark Wagner- USA- Papercut money series
David Wisniewski- USA- Children books
Nishimura Yuko- Japan- 3d white abstract tableaux


Architectural & 3D papercutting

Makiko Azakami: Paper Toys for grown-ups to enjoy

Baud & Bui instructions in french and english for school projects and more.

Isabelle de Borchgrave- Belgium- Papiers à la Mode (Life-size historical paper costumes)

Calvin Nicholls: portfolio of paper sculptures.

Clive Stevens paper sculptures

Ron Chespak: paper sculpture and children book:
The Whimsical Verse of Olly-O.

The Fold and Cut Problem and its Mathematics, by Erik Demaine.

Fold and Cut Magic at ScienceNews Online

Marivi Garrido: pop-ups and origamic architecture.

Mark Hiner: paper engineer expert speaks about history, projects, how to make a book... and "how to" books to order

Selena Kim: origamic architecture, pop-up resources

Helen Musselwhite- 3D illustrations

Jum Nakao: paper dresses

Jorge Rosano: traditional and contemporary research in 3D

Robert Sabuda: wonderful popular pop-up books.

Matt Schlian paper engineer

Annelies Smit: origamic cards

Richard Sweeney: architectural designs and structures

Ingrid Siliakus: origamic architecture Designer.

WholeMovement- models from 9" paperplate by Bradford Hansen-Smith

Pochoirs / stencil

"Ambush in the streets" Jules Backus Photographs of Paris stencils art from Blek, Miss-Tic, Nemo, Jerome Mesnager, le bateleur.

Banksy, English graffiti artist: agent provocateur

Chris Stain: Baltimore street stencils and more.

Collotype & Pochoir article from Trianon Press Archive.

Craft and Artisan from India: stencils for Rangoli (Traditional floor painting) and Rangoli designs

Jean Hansen collection of decorative stencils for sale.

Randolph Huebsch: exploration in etching, shadows and stencils

Richard Leray, Atelier Festina Lente, France: enluminures au pochoir

Paris Pochoirs, urban stencils in Paris and other places

Bob Patterson stenciled images.

Jeff Raum buy decorative stencils to make murals with trompe l'oeil.

Roadsworth_ Peter Gibson_: art or vandalism? street stencils in Montreal

Marjorie Mullany- using papercuttings to print (Cyanotype process)

Miss Tic: her web site of pochoirs and poetry

Traditional Crafts from Japan: stenciling on textiles.

Rubber stencils for BodyArt and temporary tatoos at Natural Expressions.

Blue Ribbons Stencil: to buy stencils.

StencilBilly by Peat Wollaeger

Stencil Makers at etch-o-matic

Stencil Pirates by Josh MacPhee: the book, the website: a ton of information on street graffitis.

Stencil Revolution: Rebel images from the frontline: collectively reconstructing the urban canvas. Huge gallery, resources and tutorials to make street stencils, transferts, tee-shirts and more: everything to start your own revolution!

StencilGirl: links to mostly commercial stencils

Stencil Graffiti, exhibition 2002 at Artazar for the book of Tristan Manco.

The Stencil Archive: street stencils photo albums

World of Stencils, blog news from street stencils around the world

Shadow puppets, movies and Theater

Bruno J. Böttge and DEFA studio in Germany, making papercutting movies (in german)

Chinese shadow show with cut-leather puppets

Circo burlesque from Argentina with Juan del Rio

Andrea Dezsö cut paper theaters and shadow books

Magic lanterns from the Sebnitz museum (in german.)

Magic Machines: a History of Moving Image from Antiquity to 1900 by Dr.Russell Naughton: the ultimate reference pages with resources and articles.

Storytelling & papercutting with Randel McGee.

Michel Ocelot: Princes et Princesses
order "ombres chinoises"from Optical Toys.

Lotte Reiniger's Fairy Tales- to order the video of her papercuttings' animations.

Henri Rivière; Shadow theatre at Le chat Noir, Montmartre
He also created the 36 views of the Eiffel Tower in prints. (to buy reproduction postcards of the views).

The Silk Road, Inc. To buy Chinese shadow puppets.

Theater der Dämmerung, german theater using papercut puppets (in german.)


Dogs' Silhouettes by Margieanne Moskowitz

Silhouette art: history by Douglas Carpenter.

Tim Arnold: the silhouette man

Joe Bagley: graphic cuttings from world traditions

Charles Burn; The Silhouette Parlour.

Jean-Yves Dousset silhouettes and poetry in French and German

Christel Gebings' Museum of Silhouettes 

Brian R. Flora.

Karl Johnson's portrait silhouettes

Jerry Morang: cut steel silhouettes from nature in Montana and Alaska

A midsummer-night’s dream., silhouettes by P. Konewka.from the Memorial Library of the University of WisconsinMadison.

the Copy Project by multi media artist Leah Singer.

Pam Benton Hines Traditional hand cut profile portraits.

Paper portrait by Kathryn K. Flocken

Quality Ironworks: Custom Silhouette art in metal

Western Silhouettes by Tim Dunn

Yee's silhouettes: from photographs, paper models, origamic architecture and more...


GAP-The Guild of American Papercutters
Dutch Papercutting Guild
German Guild of Papercutting
Musée du Vieux Pays-D'Enhault, Chateau D'Oex, Switzerland
NYJPW Chinese-American Arts & Culture Association, New York City
papercut group on yahoo


Chinese (jianzhi)

140 meter long papercutting by Feng Wenzhen (Changzhi, Shaanxi)

China Art World: different provinces' papercut styles (Zhan Pu, Yu Xian, Shanxi, Hailun) and artists' profile.

Chinese Folk Fine Arts information service lots of information on style, by province made by the Department of the Study of Arts with the Information Centre of Southeast University, PRC.


KuShu Lan (1920-2004), the self proclaimed Goddess of papercutting

Lü Shenzhong- art installations. First Encounter- works 1980-2005- artnet-

Papiers découpés chinois in french and english, techniques,themes, gallery of the collection of Valérie N'Guyen.

Papiers découpés de Gaomi, Gaomi's papercuts

Sun Erlin: folk style cuttings in red paper by Benjamin L. Grimley.

QinYunGe family papercuttings from Southern China.

Zhou Pingsen: traditional ceramic patterns, portraits, classic scenes


Dutch Papercutting Guild

Hanneke Hilbers

Gerlof Smit with gallery, and films.


Canivets : images

Papercut slides for magic lantern, unknown French artist


German Guild of Papercutting

Ernst Moritz Engert (1892-1986)

Museum Lotte Reiniger (1899-1981)


Craft and Artisan from India: stencils for Rangoli

Art of Ustad Kalakar Prabal Pramanik: papercutting, folding and animations


Découpage Italia Italian Association of Decoupage (in italian)

Ugo Mochi(1889-1977) : Poet of Shadows.

Japanese (kirie, katagami, katazome)

Seiji Fujishiro back-lit papercut layers

Higefuji, naive papercuttings

Minomusi's Isekatagami Japanese traditional techniques into innovative artforms

Ayumu Ishiwata kirie with Photoshop touch-up. 

Mikiharu Kume, colorful modern approach. 

Masayuki Miyata(1926-1977), most famous Japanese papercutter.Also images on Shanghai Library website.

Roki interesting research in drawing.

Shoto Kimura master of kirie tradition.

Masaaki Tatsumi: wonderful papercuts, illustrations for children books and more..in japanese.


Archie Granot, Multiple-layered traditional style with innovative techniques. 

Ketubot by Lee Loebman.

Zipora Neeman traditional papercuttings.

Lisa Rauchwerger: paper sculpture and illustrations.

Nan Rubin "the hidden Jews of New Mexico".

Deborah Ugoretz: Judaic art


Korea Paper Culture Center.


Margarita Fick of Guadalajara: calaveras

Carmen Lomas Garza, paper cutouts

"Classic art for a Mexican fiesta" by Dale Hoyt Palfrey

Papel Picado, history, techniques and bibliography at the Museum of International Folk Art

Rick Jones: calaveras tradition from California

Jorge Rosano: Mexican paper artist, traditional and contemporary

Kathleen Trenchard  "cut-it-out" Book of papel picado.

North Texas Institute for Educators on Visual Arts: Papel Picado


Turburam Sandagdorj.D


Polish Genealogical Society of America: The art of Polish paper cut-outs.

Polish papercutting: one project.

Wycinanki by Sister Clarice- to buy.

Carolyn Guest Sheep shear cuttings form Vermont.


Russian Silhouette Gallery and history of Russian silhouettes.


Swiss-German scherenschnitte

Lucrezia Bieler, mermaid and botanica

Marylin R. Diener scherenschnitte from pensylvannia.

Marie-Helene Grabman: wedding and anniversary custom designs

Hans-Jurgen Glatz (in german) very detailed scherenschnitte

Heike Kulski (in german)

Ernst Oppliger: nature schrenschnitt

Kathi Peters: horses' papercutting.

Erich Proksch (in german).

Alison Switzer Madrey white scherenschnitt on black paper.

Engelhard Schmitt: master of micro-cuttings

Suzanne Scläpfer-Geiser master papercutter.

Anne-Marie Vallotton-Saugy: traditional scherenschnitte

The amazing work and compositions of Bruno Weber

Catherine Winkler Rayroud: scherenschnitte du Pays-d'Enhaut and Ceramics


Halyna Podolynna- abstract and figurative innovative cuttings.



Allmayer Josefine, Ein Leben Fuer Den Scherenschnitt 1904-1977; 104 pages, 217 illustrations black and white , and color. Available from the Museum Kierling, Hauptstraße 114, A-3400 Kierling, email museum.kierling@inode.at

Buttita Antonino, Dove Fiorisce il Limone
Sellerio editore Palermo- Design of stencils used to identify fruit boxes

Christensen J.A., Cut Art: an introduction to Chung-Hua and Kiri-E Published by Watson-Guptill, New York ISBN 0-8230-1143-7 paperback, 160 p,, 130 full color 70 b/w illustrations.

Hiner, Mark, Paper Engineering for pop-up books and cards
Tarquin Publications-ISBN 0-906212-49-9

Hofer,Ueli, Geschnittenes Papier und Collagen. ISBN 3-258-06238-2

Jablonski Ramona , The Paper Cut-Out Design Book,
102 pages Published by Stemmer House, 1976,
ISBN 0-916144-03-8 and ISBN 0-916144-04-6

Knipe, Penley, Shades and shadows-pictures, the American Institute for Conservation, vol.18, 1999

Kwon Hae Yong , The Book of Paper Cutting,
A Complete Guide to All the Techniques (in Korean), 2001,Washington, DC
ISBN 89-86009-10-2 93600

Magnien, Canivets
histoire des canivets, livre disponible à la librairie du bat-d'argent-Lyon)

Manco Tristan, Stencil Graffiti Edition Thames & Hudson, England 2002
A book of street stencil by Nemo, Miss Tic, Mesnager and more...

McGuire Linda, Scherenschnitte: Crossing America, a 147-page book of silhouette designs Published by Collectors Choice Antiques and Design, 1999 7516 S.E. Ogden Street, Portland, Oregon 97206,(503)771-8814,
ISBN 0-9670423-5-8

MacPhee, Josh, Stencil Pirats, a survey of street graffitis, published by Soft Skull Press 2004
ISBN: 1-932360-15-8

di Pisa Celina, Come Decorare con gli stencil 108 pages in italian, 2003, ISBN 88-86422-48-2

Rich Chris , The Book of Paper Cutting, A Complete Guide to All the Techniques With More Than 100 Project Ideas, Sterling/Lark Books, 1993,
ISBN 0-8069-0285-X

Rutzky, Jeffrey: Kirigami, more than 40 creations to fold and cut, Quirk Packaging, Ltd, Barnes & Noble, 2007
ISBN 13:978-0-7607-9227-8 ISBN 10: 0-7607-9227-5

Rodari, Florian: Le collage: papiers collés, papiers déchirés, papiers découpés ,
Paris:Skira, 1988 (histoire d'un art)

Saudé Jean- Traité d'Enluminure d'art au pochoir
Aux Editions de l'Ibis - Paris, 1925

Schlapfer-Geiser Susanne ,Sherenschnitte- (Lark Books)

ShadurJoseph & Yehudit, Jewish Papercuts: A History and Guide

Shin-Tsu Tai , Susan, Carved Papers, The Art of Japanese Stencil
1998, Santa Barbara Museum of Art ISBN-0-8348-0410-7

Siliakus Ingrid, From Building to Card
Published by Tirion Uitgevers B.V. ISBN: 90 213 3138 1

Wagner Brant Beth , The Amazing Paper Cuttings of Hans Christian Anderson, , Published by Houghton Mifflin Company, 222 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02116, copyright 1994
ISBN 0-395-66787-9

Zhukov Viktor, Wilderness (see cover and first page) in English and Russian, album of 100 miniature papercuttings, 112 pages, $14 including shipping, to order contact Larissa Rudenko.



Papercuttings videos on Your Tube

How to make a papercut portrait

How to make a paper wallet

How to make simple shapes with scissors

Oshikazu Hara: papercut animations

Papercut Blogs

Tagging paper websites

papercutting.blogspot by Cindy

Paper-Toys (français) with downloadable models

Paper Forest: paper-toys, 3D models and other paper-craft

Papercut Resources

Ernst & Rosemarie Oppliger: to buy fine scissors and offset paper

Papercuttings by Alison - Catalog of papers, books, supplies, patterns, etc.

Paper Cutting Traditions: to buy patterns, frames etc...

Hiromi Paper: World of Washi- and newsletter archives.

D.H. Productions handmade paper, books, boxes and more...

Minomusi to buy japanese stencil paper and tools.

Osugi shop in Shiroko, Japan for papercuttings, tools and isekatagami paper.

Papercut projects and patterns

Baud and Bui

Do-it-Yourself paper dresses from Geuzen.org and papercut bag

papercutting projects from Home & Garden Television.

Paper cut out projects.

Papercut Scherenschnitte by Peggy Margaret.

Paper snowflakes by David C. Stredulinsky with links to other snowflakes sites.

Free paper toys with lots of models

Ribbon Bird instructions.

and the ultimate Glue guide: thistothat


other names to make search for papercutting art: cut outs, cut paper works, ketubah, kirie, kirigami, papel picado, papercuts, papercuttings, papierknipkunst, papirklip, pochoir, scherenschnitte, scissorcraft, shadow cut, shadow theater, silhouette, stencil , wycinanki.

Other links

Art Links

Art Desy: Art Directory

Art Graphica

Churn, art magazine

Jean Ulrick Désert: conceptual artist

Enlightened Papers, sculpted lamps, cards and books by Helen Hiebert

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 60,000 art works online  

Patrice Giorda: peintures, céramiques, dessins

Claudia Nagy's mosaic and art

Chris Piazza's sculptural puppets

Mick Stern: poetry, drawings, stageplays, short stories...

Unique Arts

World Wide Arts Resources

Janis Wilkins Photography

French Links

île en île un site pour valoriser les ressources informatives et culturelles du monde insulaire francophone.


Ressources Internet Francophone via CUNY


Littérature francophone virtuelle @ ClicNet

Asian Links
Electric Samurai

L'homme qui parle au dragon: récits, articles, monographies et plus...

Couleurs de Chine
Sponsor a girl for her first three years of primary school in Guanxi province, China.

New York Links

New York links et New York City Francophone by Thomas.

A Love of Monsters: Gargoyles and Architectural details in New York City.

Forgotten N.Y.: all about lamps, subways, manhole covers and more..

New York Underground

Book Links

Ampersand Books pop-up and animated books.

Art & Métiers du Livre

Australian Personalized children book

Pascale Baud true/false travel's note books.

Be ready to eat your words on April 1st!
the International Edible Book Festival.

Booklyn Artists Alliance

Books Arts Gallery of Peter Verheyen

To subscribe to the book arts list

Book information web site

Columbia College Chicago Center for Book & Paper Arts

The Center for Book Arts. New York

The Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild

Colophon Gallery, "Modern Illustrated & Fine Arts Books" 

Dog eared magazine: a small press magazine about book arts.

All you want to know about flip books (in French)

The Miniature Book Society Home Page 

The Movable Book Society, pop-up booksto share enthusiasm and exchange information about pop-up and movable books.

New York Public Library. Includes: International Gay Information Center Archives and much more. . . 

Superlative Books: Handmade, Small Press & Unusual Books of Distinction.

Tiny Tomes (C.M. Smith Collection of Miniature Books)

The odd links . . . 

Do you have Time 4 Time? guaranteed to waste your time. 

Duras and K., EI Illustrations. 

Moove it.

Let's keep dancing

Attitude, the dancers' magazine. 



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