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Welcome to the Online Museum of German Wall Figures!

These Vintage German Wall Figures or Fairy Tale Wood Plaques are a cornucopia of beauty and of history.
They are all made of wood. They are all from the 20th century. Many are hand-painted.
With this Online-Museum I want to create something beautiful. So, if you love vintage art, take a close look and enjoy, maybe remember, too.

Mission Statement: The era of German Wall Figures (1930s to 1970s) has almost been forgotten, even in Germany, where 99% of the Fairy Tale Wood Plaques were produced. I am working on preserving the beauty of this era on the World Wide Web.

Christiane Dietz

1950s Hellerkunst * Nils Holgersson in Red Hoodie Dress (A/51 Luftige Reise)

THIS IS ONE OF THE FIRST SCREEN PRINTS that Hellerkunst did. You can't see it here, but if you take...
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1930s Little Blond Sweep with Red Scarf

🇺🇸 Do you happen to know the manufacturer‘s name? It is undecipherable. It is high quality though, check out the...
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1940s Art Deco MERTENS-KUNST Slim Yellow Snow White with Crown and Green Dwarf

🇬🇧 I love this Snow White, it is rare and so beautiful. You can feel the smooth paint, the color...
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1960s Mertens-Kunst * Seven Raven with Little Sister in Light Grey Dress

A RARE COLOR SCHEME for the Seven Ravens by Mertens. Screen Print with added hand-painting.
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1940s Art Deco MERTENS-KUNST “Glückspilz” / Fairy Child with Fly Agaric Mushroom Hat

🇬🇧 Very rare, very enchanting. Hand-painted on wood and a wonderfully done copy, too. I had looked for it for...
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1950s RAVI-KUNST Creepy Red Blue Mister Punch as Jumping Jack

🇬🇧 Ravi-Kunst is always hand-painted, but this one is so perfect it seems to have been a special order. His...
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1950er Mertens-Kunst * Glad Summer Dwarf with Blue Flower (C52)

AT FIRST GLANCE from far away you'd think it's a diamond. Like in the Disney Snow White dwarfs, working in...
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1940s ORIGINAL BERGISCHER ENGEL Large Colorful Hansel and Gretel with Tree Stump *

🇬🇧 Very rare, the artist herself, Johanna Gruner Witkop gave it to me for the Online Museum. Hand-painted on wood....
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1950s KLEUR EN PROFIEL Happy Snow White Romping about with Dwarfs

🇬🇧 There are only few Fairy Tale motives by Kleur en Profiel. The Dutch artist Jan Snelten had his very...
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1930s MERTENS-KUNST Snow White with Longest Braid and Flower Dwarf

🇬🇧 This is very old Mertens, hand-painted on wood. It is not too rare though, it seems to have been...
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1940s Pale Hans in Luck with Red Stocking Cap (War time product)

🇬🇧 During war years the material got scarce. Many Mertens-Kunst wall figures are missing the lacquering layer. That's why they...
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1940s ORIGINAL BERGISCHER ENGEL Litte Red Riding Hood with Open Brown Eyes

🇬🇧 This Wall Figure is one of the very first shortly after the war. The wood that was used was...
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HELLERKUNST

Hellerkunst was founded in 1927 by Magda and Georg Heller. They became famous for their lovely Wooden Fairy Tale Wall...
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MERTENS-KUNST (1936-2001)

The founder of Mertens-Kunst was Alfred Mertens, born in 1898. Later on, his children took over. Alfred Mertens' son led...
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OTHERS 1946-1980

HERE YOU FIND among others: Ore Mountains and GDR, Original Bergischer Engel, Grossmann and Muenchner-Kunst&Handwerk.
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RAVI-KUNST

Ravi-Kunst was a 1950ies to 1960ies manufacturer of Wooden Fairy Tale Wall Figures located in Hamburg, in the north of...
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GRAUPNER / GRAUBELE

Hobby-Art / at home craft applies to the thousands of boys and girls and sometimes their parents, too, who produced...
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GALLERY

Here you find all the German Wall Figures of this website, more than 1000 different ones:
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EBAY-SHOP

The two most frequently asked questions are: 1. How much are they worth? 2. Can I buy them from the...
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