In this section, we would like to feature some modern papercutters, from across the globe, working both in traditional styles and in new ways. If you would like to share your own papercutting story here, in any language, or can suggest another papercut artist to include, please let us know!
Featured artist: Béatrice Coron (France and U.S.)
Béatrice Coron (1956- ) is an illustrator and artist. She does book art, fine art, paper art, and she works with stone, glass, metal, rubber, stained glass, and digital media. Although she was born and grew up in France, she has lived and worked in New York City for more than 30 years. Her work has been purchased by major museum collections such as the Metropolitan Museum, the Walker Art Center, and the Getty Museum. She recently published a book, Fort Extravagant (2018 by Les Grandes Personnes, in France) that is composed of three giant foldout scenes showing panoramas of a medieval castle, decked out with details cut from paper in her distinctive style: milkmaids, cooks, lords, ladies, knights and their environs. Her earlier book (2014, from the same publisher), Excentric city, presents in a similar way various oddities, buildings, and people of a strange imaginary city. The effect of the artwork, in cutout format, can be enhanced by a reader who places light behind it.