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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 in the World Wide Web.

Christiane Dietz

NEW in May 2018 / 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 are...
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1930s Unknown producer / Mary and Jesus on Blue Base

Compare the faces of these two Marias: Right hand side you see very fine features. The left side Mary has...
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1960s HELLERKUNST Red Orange Flower Dwarf in Un-Optimized Condition

Very damaged and very happy. Seems all right for him! Maybe a haptic metaphor for out society which is so...
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1930s HELLERKUNST

Check "HELLER" in the menu: You will find more like this!
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1950s Original Bergischer Engel / Frog King Princess with White High Collar

When I visited Mrs.Gruner-Witkop in summer 2017 I had the chance to take pictures of her archive wood plaques. She...
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Menu point 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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OTHERS

Here you find brands like Eifelkunst or Bergischer Engel. The never became as popular as Mertens Kunst or Hellerkunst but...
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Menu point 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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Hobby Art

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

Here you find all the German Wall Figures of this website, more than 1000 different ones:
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About MERTENS-KUNST

Mertens-Kunst was the most successful manufacturer of German Wall Figures. Ute Mertens (*1937+1996), the daughter of Alfred Mertens, created many...
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