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Welcome to the Online Museum of German Wall Figures!

These Fairy Tale Wood Pictures or Wall Figures 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!

Don’t forget to take a close look at the menu on top: There you will find about 1000 different wood pictures! On this home page you will find much additional knowledge about Fairy Tale Wood Pictures.

M i s s i o n S t a t e m e n t: “The era of German Wall Figures (1930s to 1970s) has almost been forgotten, even in Germany, where 99% of the Fairy Tale Wood Pictures were produced. I am working on preserving the beauty of this era on the World Wide Web.

Christiane Dietz

Gallery

Here you find all pictures of this website (more than 1000). The newest ones always appear on top!
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1. Early Hellerkunst

Here you'll find Hellerkunst wall figures of the 1930s and 1940s.
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2. Late Hellerkunst

Here you'll find Hellerkunst products from the 1950s onwards.
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3. Early Mertens-Kunst

Here you'll find Mertens-Kunst wall figures from the 1930s and 1940s.
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4. Late Mertens-Kunst

Here you'll find Mertens-Kunst products from the 1950s to 1980s.
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5. Early RAVI-Kunst

RAVI-Kunst was a 1940ies to 1970ies manufacturer of German Wall Figures located in Hamburg, in the north of Germany. Besides...
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6. Late RAVI-Kunst

RAVI-Kunst was a 1940ies to 1970ies manufacturer of German Wall Figures located in Hamburg, in the north of Germany. Besides...
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7. Munchner-Kunst + Original Bergischer Engel

Muenchner-Kunst produced from the 1930s to the 1960s. The manufacturer Original Bergischer Engel produced from the 1940s to 1960s.
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9. Other Manufacturers

Here you'll find those producers of German Wall Figure that were not mentioned before, from the 1920s to the 1960.
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8. Ore Mountains / GDR + Grossmann

The German Democratic Republic existed from 1949-1990. It was also called East Germany at that time. They produced a lot...
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10. Unknown Manufacturers

I don't know the name of the producers here. Who can help? Please klick on "Contact" in the menu!
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11. Hobby: Graupner

Hobby-Art / at home craft applies to the thousands of boys and girls and sometimes their parents, too, who produced...
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12. Hobby: Dullien + Pebaro

Here you'll find German fretwork craft templates and wood pictures by Dullien, MK-Hobby and Pebaro. Pebaro does still exist (www.pebaro.de)...
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13. Hobby: Others

Here you'll more fretwork like Vobach, Hartmann, Signo and others. They all provided paper or plywood templates for craft lovers....
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14. Ebay Shop+Book

My Ebay Shop is called maerchenholzbilder. That’s the German word for Fairy Tale Wood Pictures. You’ll see all hundreds of...
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Rothenburg ob der Tauber: The Post War Story of Hedi Duell (1904 to 1982) ❒

Just after the Second World War Hedi Duell had to earn money to support her two little sons Willi and...
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Hellerkunst around 1940: Kindergarten Clock with Children’s Day ♡ german wall figure

40 cm height. Hundreds of children learned reading the time with it. It hang for many centuries in the Kindergarten...
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Five Decades of History: Little Red Riding Hood with Wolf

Top left: 1930s unknown producer, hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. Top left: Late 1940s Mertens-Kunst, hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. Bottom left: Early 1970er...
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Five Decades of History: Little Red Riding Hood with Wolf

Top left: 1930s Hellerkunst, hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. Top right: Early 1940s unknown producer, hand-painted on plywood. Bottom left: 1960s Graupner...
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1940s Arnheim Collection: Christening Gifts of a Soldier Father

These wood pictures belong to the Arnheim (Netherlands) Collection a German soldier sent to his children back home in 1942....
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Five Different German Currencies in the 20th Century: Which Currency is Wanted on the Back?

Knowing the currency of vintage pricing in the USA is easy, because the USA has always had the dollar. Germany...
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Dresden Folk Art Museum: Which of these are Hellerkunst?

Most of these wall figures are Hellerkunst, 4 are by other producers. Sorry about the missing translation, but this is...
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1930s Princess and Swineherd: The Helpful Pencil Lines show the Technique!

There is much paint wear so we can see the pencil lines. Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood.
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The Most Endearing Dedication: “For my Rainer over his Nursery Bed…”

"For my Reiner over his nursery bed from your granny." [sic] That's the translation, and yes, there really are three...
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1940s Hellerkunst: Beautiful Snow White Display by Elisabeth (USA)

A typical question about wall figures is: "What do you do with them?" Well, it’s in the name, you just...
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1940s Fairy in the New Millennium

Hand-painted on wood with varnish. It is most likely a copy of the original Hellerkunst Fairy on a Leaf. Only...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst in New Millennium

The fine face features, the hair style, the yellow bodice with the wide dot dress - this is one of...
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Birthday Present 1954: Mannheim Kindergarten St.Alfonshaus

Hobby Fretwork Craft after the Hellerkunst original which was designed 20 years earlier.
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