HELLERKUNST (since 1927)

Hellerkunst was founded in 1927 by Magda and Georg Heller. They became famous for their lovely Wooden Fairy Tale Wall Figures. „Hellerkunst“ was later simply called „Heller“ and it does still exist, led by the founding couples’ grandchildren Jan Heller and Sabine Heller. Take a look at their website and find their wonderfully detailed history of „Hellerkunst“ that also includes pictures of the artist family, starting with Magda and Georg Heller: hampelmann-holz-mobile.de They still produce and also seem to produce special order items. Very tempting and promising for those who can afford it. Maybe next year …

1940s Hellerkunst ✧ Happy Dwarf with Yellow Flower Bouquet

This dwarf was very popular at its time. The yellow flowers look so happy, just like the Lover Dwarf!
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1940s Hellerkunst ☆ Barefoot Princess with Crown in her Hand

Many early Hellerkunst figures were very fragile: Only one small leg connects this dance girl with the base! Hand-painted on...
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1950s Hellerkunst ☆ Lying Cradle Child with Giant Bellflower

Hellerkunst produced several Cradle Children, some of them sitting, most of them lying, some with canopy, some without. This one...
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1940s Hellerkunst ✧ Cinderella at Her Mother’s Grave

The mother's grave is a rare Cinderella Scene on Wall Figures. Most of the time Cinderella is depicted with the...
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1950s Hellerkunst ✧ Kneeling Cinderella with Put Up Braid

There are two kneeling version by Hellerkunst, the first one was very solemn (enter "page cut" in the search!), this...
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1940s Hellerkunst ☆ Cinderella in Ball Dress

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. Most fairy tale wood pictures show the poor Cinderella. Here we have an exception, Cinderella the prom...
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1930s Hellerkunst ☆ Page Cut Cinderella

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. The most melancholic Cinderella of them all with middle part hairstyle and a rare blue base.
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1970s Hellerkunst ✧ Standing Headache Cinderella in Blue Blue Dress

This fairy tale wood picture shows the poor Cinderella, and suffering to boot. It is a screen-print on wood and...
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1930s Hellerkunst ✧ Hugging Little Brother and Little Sister

This is such a tender wall figure! And it is wonderful how Magda Hella managed to draw a slim silhouette...
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1950s Hellerkunst ☆ Little Brother and Little Sister with Short Hair

This is an unusual version of this fairy tale with the Little Sister having short hair. Dark and short -...
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1970s Hellerkunst ✧ Green Little Brother and Little Sister (Plastic Picture)

With these plastic pictures Heller tried to make a material change, but it did not work out.
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1970s Hellerkunst ✧ Little Brother and Little Sister with Flower Wreath

The original wood picture here was designed by Magda Heller. When her son Ralf Heller took over in 1966, after...
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1930s Hellerkunst ☆ Red Sleeping Beauty on Thorn Base

What a great idea,o make the base a thorn. Very beautiful, very rare. Hand-painted on wood. It was really expensive,...
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1960s Hellerkunst ✧ Flower Dress Sleeping Beauty without Base

Later the color gold got replaced by yellow, not only on this motive.
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1940s Hellerkunst ☆ Magnificent Sleeping Beauty with Throne and Pillow

This is a large and wide wall figure! We have throne and a pillow, too. In the 1970s Heller produced...
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1930s Hellerkunst ✧ Yellow Candle Angel Cleaning a Star

An engaging motive once you've got figured out what the angel is doing here. I like the beautiful color scheme...
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1940s Hellerkunst ☆ Hovering Fairy Child on Autumn Leaf (October)

This wood picture belongs to the months series by Hellerkunst. It shows 12 beautiful motives with children. The names for...
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1950s Hellerkunst ✧ Huge Sun Flower with Fairy and Bee

One of the Hellerkunst fairies, in this case a tiny bee sized fairy. Screen-print on wood and very rare.
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1940s Hellerkunst ☆ Old Red Angel with Key and Cowslip

There is a newer version by Magda Heller's son, Ralf Heller. In that new version there is no base.
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1930s Hellerkunst ✧ Little Girl with Red Cap on Giant Star (“Sternkind”)

Hand-painted on wood and very rare. The star is made of two hues of yellow. The top color looks like...
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1950s Hellerkunst ☆ Sleeping Fairy with Moonlight and Pine Tree

Once again, Magda Heller's eerie light made of yellow and light green! This wood picture is very enchanting and very...
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1940s Hellerkunst ☆ Hovering Angels with Bellflower

This wood picture belongs to the famous Evening Prayer by Engelbert Humperdinck with 14 protecting angels. A line in the...
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1950s Hellerkunst ☆ Blond Christmas Angel with Tiny Tree

One of the rare Christmas motives by Hellerkunst and the prettiest of all the Hellerkunst angels.
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1950s Hellerkunst ☆ Kneeling Christmas Angels with Hovering Stars

This is one of the Christmas Wall Figures designed by Hellerkunst. Look at the many small hovering stars. They make...
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1950s Hellerkunst ☆ Wooden Christmas Card with Red Angel

What an endearing idea, a wooden, hand-painted Christmas Card! I bet those who were lucky enough to receive one were...
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1960s Hellerkunst ✧ Blessing Yellow Angels

This wooden wall figure belongs to the famous Evening Prayer by Engelbert Humperdinck with 14 protecting angels. A line in...
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1950s Hellerkunst ☆ Giant Cradle with Heaven and Angels

The height is 46cm, so it's really huge. This wood picture belongs to the famous Evening Prayer by Engelbert Humperdinck...
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1960s Hellerkunst ✧ Kneeling Yellow Cradle Angels

This wood picture belongs to the famous Evening Prayer by Engelbert Humperdinck with 14 protecting angels. A line in the...
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1960s Hellerkunst ☆ Hovering Angels with Heaven Blanket

This wooden wall figure belongs to the famous Evening Prayer by Engelbert Humperdinck with 14 protecting angels. A line in...
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1960s Hellerkunst ✧ Hovering Yellow Angels with Pointing Finger

"... two to whom 'tis given, to guide my steps to heaven", this is what Humperdinck wrote in his famous...
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1940er Hellerkunst ☆ The Holy Family with Blessing Gesture (Mary, Jesus and Joseph)

This is a huge wood picture on thick wood. It is hand-painted and rare.
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1970s Hellerkunst ☆ Modern Red Angel with Key and Cowslip

The original wood picture here was designed by Magda Heller. When her son RALF HELLER took over in 1966, after...
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1930s Hellerkunst ✧ Slim Frog King Princess as Little Child

Hand-painted on wood with varnish. The frog princess is a very young child, you even see the protruding stomach of...
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1950s Hellerkunst ☆ Little Frog King Princess with Mullein

Maybe it's supposed to be the Frog King Princess, maybe not. She has the crown and the golden ball, but...
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1960s Hellerkunst ✧ Frog King Princess in Orange Dot Dress

This is an early version with both crowns and the ball painted with gold color. Later on they used the...
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1970s Hellerkunst ✧ Frog King with Dot Dress Princess (Plastic Picture)

With these plastic pictures Heller tried to make a material change, but it did not work out.
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1940s Hellerkunst ✧ Goose Maid on Big Brown Base

At the beginning, the Hellerkunst wall figures were larger and also had a larger base. Hand-painted on wood with varnish....
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1970s Hellerkunst ✧ Modern Goose Maid in two Shades of Blue

The original wood picture here was designed by Magda Heller. When her son Ralf Heller took over in 1966, after...
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1930s Hellerkunst ☆ Early Large Goose Maid on Green Base

Look at the base: The size and the color are very unusual! This is a Magda Heller masterpiece with the...
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1950s Hellerkunst ✧ Puss in Boots with Tricorne and Green Eyes

I love his elegant bow and the pink ears. Screen-print with additional hand-painting on 4mm birch plywood.
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1930s Hellerkunst ☆ Frightening Hansel and Gretel Witch with Green Bonnet

This Hellerkunst witch is the most frightening one I know as far as wooden wall figures are concerned. It seems...
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1930s Hellerkunst ☆ Slim Hansel and Gretel in four Blue Shades

Very early Hellerkunst. Check out the blue base, the simplicity, the color scheme with different shades of blue. That is...
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1940s Hellerkunst ✧ Slim Hansel and Gretel with Red Apron

The 1930s Hellerkunst Hansel and Gretel came in many shades of blue. This later version added a red apron.
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1960er Hellerkunst ✧ “Modern” Hansel and Gretel with Socks

There are three Hansel and Gretel versions by Hellerkunst: Enter "hellerkunst gretel" in the search and you'll see them! Do...
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1960s Hellerkunst ✧ Hat Waving Hans in Luck without Base

I have known of three different Hans's in Luck by Hellerkunst, all of them with a goose. Early screen-print on...
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1930s Hellerkunst ✧ Hans in Luck with Page Hair Cut on Green Base

The first Hans in Luck by Hellerkunst and rather rare. Hand-painted on wood with varnish.
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1950s Hellerkunst ✧ Hans in Luck Clutching Goose with Both Hands (A/11)

Now is his story stupid or clever? If happy is the new rich, then he was clever. Because look at...
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1940s Hellerkunst ☆ Kneeling Sunflower Mother in Blue Dress

This is the softer and cuter version of the Hellerkunst sunflower mothers. Enter „sunflower mother“ in the search to compare...
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1950s Hellerkunst ☆ Potty Training with Modern Fashion Mum

My guess is that this is one of the special order items which Hellerkunst did. Klaus Heller, Magda Heller's son,...
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1950s Hellerkunst ☆ September Boy with Sail Boat and Waves

There is also a Hellerkunst 1930s version of a similar single-handed sailor. The older version is much more simple and...
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1930s Hellerkunst ✧ Little Girl with Story Telling Dwarf (“Once upon a time”)

Children love stories and they love loving people. Nothing has changed there. On this beautiful wall figure the dwarf seems...
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1950s Hellerkunst ✧ Sitting Cradle Child with missing Flower

Hellerkunst produced several Cradle Children, some of them sitting, most of them lying, some with canopy, some without.
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1930s Hellerkunst ☆ Brunette Candle Girl in Red Dress (Candle Child)

Beautiful simplicity. The extremely reduced color scheme, the young child's belly - this all adds to the fact that Hellerkunst...
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1930s Hellerkunst ✧ Blond Art Deco Mother with Raised Child

Hand-painted on wood with varnish, very rare in this version. The motive mother with Baby / Madonna was quite popular...
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1940s Hellerkunst ☆ Little April Girl with Chicks and Rabbits

This wood picture belongs to Hellerkunst’s Months Series. It shows 12 beautiful motives with children. It's one of the cutest...
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1930s Hellerkunst ☆ Hessian Children in Traditional Clothing

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. This is an early version of separate Hellerkunst children in folk art dresses. (Hessenjunge / Hessenmädchen)
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1930s Hellerkunst ☆ August Children with Wreath and Orange Dresses

This wood picture belongs to the months series by Hellerkunst. The little girls with the huge (Thanksgiving) wreath - that...
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1930s Hellerkunst ☆ November Rain Children with Big Umbrella

This wood picture belongs to the months series by Hellerkunst. It is hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. Once it belonged to the...
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1930s Hellerkunst ✧ White Candle Boy in Birthday Wreath (Candle Child)

A candle looks beautiful even on a black and white photo! This one is from an old Hellerkunst catalogue. Hand-painted...
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1950s Hellerkunst ☆ Self-Portrait of Magda Heller?

In this design around 1950 Magda Hella has given the woman doctor her own face features. (Picture of Magda Heller...
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1940s Hellerkunst ☆ Kneeling Flower Girl in Red Pinafore Dress

One of the very endearing children motives by Magda Heller. It is very rare and with intricate fretwork details. Hellerkunst...
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1940s Hellerkunst ☆ Dancing Hessian Children in Traditional Clothes

This wood picture belongs to a series of dancing children in tractional dress (1930s and 1940s). Most of them don’t...
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1930s Hellerkunst ✧ Little Candle Boy in Overalls (Candle Child)

A candle looks beautiful even on a black and white photo! This one is from an old Hellerkunst catalogue. Hand-painted...
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1930s Hellerkunst ✧ The Heller Family

On the right you see Magda Heller with one of her children. Georg Heller is on the left side, with...
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1940s Hellerkunst ☆ Dancing May Children with Flower Wreath

This wood picture belongs to the months series by Hellerkunst. It shows 12 beautiful motives with children. The names for...
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1940s Hellerkunst ☆ Dancing Children in Bavarian Traditional Dress

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. This wood picture belongs to a Hellerkunst series of German Cildren in traditional clothing, dirndl and everything!...
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1950s Hellerkunst ☆ Water Lily Baby with Round Hat Dwarf (B/35 Das Wunder)

"Das Wunder" means "the miracle", an apt name for this beautiful wood picture.
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1930s Hellerkunst ☆ Kneeling Sunflower Mother in Orange Dress

This is the more solemn version of the Hellerkunst sunflower mothers. Enter „sunflower mother“ in the search to compare them....
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1940s Hellerkunst ✧ Boy with Injured Finger at the Doctor’s Office

This could be a special order item for a doctor's office. Look at the interesting body language of the three!...
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1930s Hellerkunst ✧ December Children Walking with Lanterns

This wood picture belongs to the months series by Hellerkunst. It shows 12 beautiful motives with children. "Julmond" is an...
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1930s Hellerkunst ☆ Winter Children with Christmas Tree and Snow Base

One of the most endearing wall figures! These Christmas Children are walking though the snow with warm clothes and warm...
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1930s Hellerkunst ☆ Freezing Little January Boy with Snowballs

This Wood Picture belongs to Hellerkunst’s Months Series. It shows 12 beautiful motives with children. Poor little freezing boy, you...
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1940s Hellerkunst ✧ Blond Apple Girl with Sunflower and Bun

There are two Apple Girl versions: A blond one with bun, and a brunett one with bonnet. At the time...
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1940s Hellerkunst ☆ June Children with Doe and Put up Hair

This wood picture belongs to the months series by Hellerkunst. It shows 12 beautiful motives with children. The names for...
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1950s Hellerkunst ✧ Blond Doll Mother under the Star Tree

This wood picture belongs to the times of the day series by Hellerkunst. (Abend)
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1930s Hellerkunst ☆ Little September Sailor Boy without Waves

This wood picture belongs to the months series by Hellerkunst. There is a similar Hellerkunst wood picture with a little...
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1930s Hellerkunst ☆ Little March Sowing Boy on Multicolored Base

This Wood Picture belongs to Hellerkunst’s Months Series. It shows 12 beautiful motives with children. Here we have an interesting...
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1930s Hellerkunst ✧ Brunette Loving Mother in Blue Coat Dress

I love the tender look of this mother along with the warm yellow of her dress and the blue coat.
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1940s Hellerkunst ☆ Lying Cradle Child with Yellow Cap

Hellerkunst produced several Cradle Children, some of them sitting, most of them lying, some with canopy, some without. This one...
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1950s Hellerkunst ☆ Village Musician with Vest and Fiddle

Grown Ups are rare on Hellerkunst wood pictures. There are two more musicians to go with this wood picture, one...
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1950s Hellerkunst ☆ Village Musician with Coat and Double Bass

Grown Ups are rare on Hellerkunst wood pictures. There are two more musicians to go with this wood picture, one...
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1950s Hellerkunst ☆ Village Musician with Frock Coat and Flute

Grown Ups are rare on Hellerkunst wood pictures. There are two more musicians to go with this wood picture, one...
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1940s Hellerkunst ☆ Little July Girl with Rake and Green Base

This wood picture belongs to the months series by Hellerkunst. It shows 12 beautiful motives with children. July is the...
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1930s Hellerkunst ✧ Little Peter’s Journey to the Moon with Short Hair

This is the early version of Peter and Annelie. Both have short hair. Enter "Hellerkunst Peter" in the search, then...
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1960s Hellerkunst ☆ Little Peter’s Journey to the Moon with May Beetle

This is the younger version, with the may beetle. The older version shows Peter and Annelie both with short hair....
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1950s Hellerkunst ✧ Striding Pied Piper of Hamelin (Rat Catcher)

I have known two Rat Catchers by Hellerkunst: This one and one who's dancing on one leg.
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1940s Hellerkunst ☆ Art Deco Pied Piper of Hamelin Dancing on One Leg (Rat Catcher)

This is a very special wall figure by Hellerkunst: For one thing, it's his elegance. Balancing on one leg, doing...
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1930s Hellerkunst ✧ Slim Little Red Riding Hood with Coat Dress and Brown Base

About the picture: I tried to capture the wonderful haptics of this wall figure. The wood, the thick paint layer...
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1930s Hellerkunst ✧ Slim Little Red Riding Hood with Coat Dress and Yellow Base

This version with the yellow flower base is very rare. Hand-painted on wood with varnish. You have to check twice...
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1950s Hellerkunst ☆ Little Red Riding Hood in Blue Dress with Wolf

This Wood Picture is much more elaborate than the 1930s version without the wolf.
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1970s Hellerkunst ✧ Blue Rumpelstiltskin with Fist (Plastic Picture / Rumplestiltskin)

With these plastic pictures Heller tried to make a material change, but it did not work out.
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1950s Hellerkunst ☆ Rumpelstiltskin Dancing on the Fire (Rumplestiltskin)

One of the all time Hellerkunst highligts and rare. The fire is brilliant and bright, it rules on this wall...
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▷ Sandman (Hans Christian Andersen)

- Sandmännchen = Little Sandman (German TV) - Pittiplasch - Schnatterinchen
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1930s Hellerkunst ✧ Shushing Sandman Dwarf on Comet Star

There is a 1960s version of the Shushing Sandman where you can see clearly that the finger touches the lips....
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1930s Hellerkunst ✧ Sleeping Sandman Dwarf in Waxing Moon

Why is this an enchanting wall figure even though this dwarf isn’t exactly pretty with his almost bald forehead? Seems...
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1950s Hellerkunst ✧ The Bremen Town Musicians with Bridle

There are many Bremen Town Musicians on wall figures, I have seen them by Mertens-Kunst, Ravi-Kunst, Original Bergischer Engel and...
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1930s Hellerkunst ✧ Slim Snow White with Put Up Hair

Look at the dwarfs on this very early Hellerkunst wall figure: The tender faces and body language speak volumes. They...
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1940s Hellerkunst ✧ Stooping Snow White in Wide Dress

I have known three different Snow Whites by Hellerkunst, there is an older and a newer one, this is the...
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1970s Hellerkunst ✧ Upright Snow White without Base

This is the last Snow White version produced by Hellerkunst or "Heller", the new name for this beautiful manufacturer that...
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1930s Hellerkunst ✧ Red Seven Miles Boots Boy on Wide Base

This is a small kid on a large base. It is unusual to have a Hellerkunst wall figur being more...
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1960s Hellerkunst ✧ Seven Miles Boots Boy without Base

This is the latest Heller version of the Seven Miles Boots I’ve known of. It is still marked „Hellerkunst“ -...
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1930s Hellerkunst ☆ Kneeling Seven Ravens Sister in Light Blue Dress

A wonderful early Hellerkunst highlight which I didn't even know existed until recently! I often say "one of my all...
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1930s Hellerkunst ✧ Slim Seven Ravens Sister on Grey Base

There are two basic Hellerkunst versions of the Seven Ravens: The standing little sister and the kneeling little sister. Enter...
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1950s Hellerkunst ✧ Seven Ravens Sister on White Base

There are two basic Hellerkunst versions of the Seven Ravens: The standing little sister and the kneeling little sister. Enter...
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1960s Hellerkunst ✧ Kneeling Seven Ravens Sister

The kneeling 7 ravens sister, a beautiful motive designed by Magda Hellers son Ralf. Ralf Heller took over the business...
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1930er Hellerkunst ☆ Blond Star Money Girl with Three Stars

This is one of the very first German Wall Figures I ever saw. Which is still shocking to me, because...
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1940s Hellerkunst ✧ Brunette Star Money Girl with Three Stars

Hellerkunst has two very similar Star Money Girls: This brunette one with a hair lock in front of her ear...
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1940er Hellerkunst ✧ Kneeling Star Money Girl with Pine Tree

This is a rare Hellerkunst Star Money Girl. The other ones don't have the pine tree. Hand-painted on wood with...
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1950s Hellerkunst ✧ Brave Little Tailor with Pointed Hat

The idea with the giant scissors is not unique, you'll find them by Mertens-Kunst and Ilse Schneider, too. However the...
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1960s Hellerkunst ✧ “Modern” Till Owlglass without Base (Till Eulenspiegel)

These are the typical colors for Till Owlglass: Yellow, red and green. There is a nice movement in this figure....
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1970s Hellerkunst ✧ Munchhausen Riding on the Cannonball

The original wood picture here was designed by Magda Heller. When her son RALF HELLER took over in 1966, after...
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1950s Hellerkunst ✧ The Wishing Table with Chicken (B/2)

The fairy tale "The Wishing Table" also tells about the Gold Ass and the Cudgel in the Sack, but I...
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▷ More Fairy Tales

- The Princess and the Pea (Hans Christian Andersen) - The Wolf and the Seven Young Kids KHM 5 -...
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1940s Hellerkunst ✧ The Little Muck with Turban and Eerie Light

Look at the eerie green light! Magda Heller was an expert for this kind of light. Mostly on this Little...
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1950er Hellerkunst ✧ Nils Holgersson im roten Kapuzenmantel (A/51 Luftige Reise)

Die ersten Siebdruck-Versuche von Hellerkunst waren eher grob, man kann mit der Lupe eine Netzstruktur erkennen, allerdings nur auf dem...
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1950s Hellerkunst ☆ Mary’s Child with the Heaven’s Keys (C/6)

A very rare motive belonging to a hardly known fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm. It is one of the...
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1950s Hellerkunst ☆ The Princess and the Swineherd (Hans Christian Andersen)

The Swineherd is a fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen. You won't find it on fairy tale wood pictures very...
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▷ Wilhelm Busch etc.

- Max und Moritz (Wilhelm Busch) - Struwwelpeter (Heinrich Hoffmann)
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1940s Hellerkunst ☆ Dwarf with Mouse King / Rat King (“Hoher Besuch“)

A very rare wall figure and hard to give a title to. Hellerkunst stamped „Hoher Besuch“ on the back, translating...
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1940s Hellerkunst ☆ Snow Dwarf with Naked Toes (Square Wood Picture)

This is a square wood picture by Hellerkunst and on its back someone wrote (believe it or not) a shopping...
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1950er Hellerkunst ✧ Kniender Zwerg mit Distelfink (B/26)

Der Distelfink zusammen mit einer Distel - dieses Motiv gehört zu einer Serie von Vögeln. Sie werden mit ihrem Namens-Zeichen...
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1950s Hellerkunst ✧ Happy Apple Dwarf with Back Basket and Red Hat

This wood picture was quite popular back then. When the next generation took over in 1966 (Magda Heller's son Ralf...
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1930s Hellerkunst ✧ Orange Snow White Dwarf with Lantern

Naked and pointy knees - that's how you can summarize the specialty of the early Hellerkunst Snow White dwarfs. They...
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1930s Hellerkunst ✧ Old Music Dwarf with Fiddle and Red Shoes

The first Hellerkunst music dwarfs still remind of the Art Deco style. There were four instruments they came with: Flute,...
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1930s Hellerkunst ✧ Snow White Dwarf with Blueberry

Wieder einer der frühen Schneewittchen-Zwerge, ich sage nur: Nackte Beine mit spitzen Knien! Nein, auch die Blaubeere bzw. Heidelbeere muss...
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1930s Hellerkunst ✧ Red Hoodie Dwarf with Blue Gentian

Hand-painted on wood with varnish. I love the simple color scheme and the fine lines of the gentian.
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1960s Hellerkunst ✧ Modern Music Dwarf with Double Bass (R/30 Baßgeiger)

Enter „Hellerkunst Music Dwarf“ in the search, then you can compare the eyes! Those of this modern music dwarf by...
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1930s Hellerkunst ✧ Large Blue Maid with Dwarf (“The Crown”)

The German Titel "Die Krone" is stated in the Hellerkunst catalog, but I don't know a fairy tale where a...
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1970s Hellerkunst ✧ Country Dwarf with Rake and Jug

The original wood picture here was designed by Magda Heller. When her son Ralf Heller took over in 1966, after...
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1940s Hellerkunst ✧ Old Music Dwarf with Lute and White Shoes

Again one of the music dwarfs by Hellerkunst. The early ones were Art Deco style and came with either Lute,...
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1940s Hellerkunst ☆ Blue Snow Dwarf with Little Bunny

Hand-painted on wood with varnish. Very beautiful and very rare. The tender protectiveness of the dwarf and the cold snow...
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1930s Hellerkunst ✧ Old Music Dwarf with Flute and Orange Shoes

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood with varnish. There is a typical color scheme for most of the Hellerkunst music dwarfs: A basic...
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1930s Hellerkunst ✧ Red Dwarf with Tulip and Checkered Home Slippers

Just as the similar Hellerkunst dwarf with the crystal ball this figure is painted on both sides. I think they...
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1930s Hellerkunst ☆ Blue Dwarf Marveling at Crystal Ball

This is the only Hellerkunst wall figure I have known so far with a crystal ball. Look at the details:...
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1940er Hellerkunst ☆ Happy Easter Dwarf Riding on a Bunny (“Osterreiter”)3

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood and rare. The hat is rare, too, I have only known of 4 other dwarfs so far...
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1930s Hellerkunst ☆ Kneeling Blue Dwarf with Edelweiss

There is also a popular Mertens-Kunst version of a dwarf admiring an edelweiss. Enter a quick „edelweiss“ in the search...
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1960er Hellerkunst ✧ Pfeifen-Zwerg mit drei Fliegenpilzen (Märchen-Holzbild)

Fliegenpilze waren immer schon beliebt, und hier hat Heller nichts dem Zufall überlassen: Gleich drei Stück sind zu sehen. Schauen...
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1940s Hellerkunst ☆ Sleeping Dwarf with Nightingale and Blooming Branch

This wood picture belongs to a Hellerkunst series of dwarfs and bird. The name of the bird is depicted in...
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1940s Hellerkunst ✧ Red Lantern Dwarf with Yellow Shoes (“Leuchtmaennlein”)

A classic Hellerkunst dwarf, it comes with and without eyes 😃: In the second version the eyes are covered by...
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1950s Hellerkunst ☆ Book Dwarf with Red Cape and Feather Hat (“R/41 Buchzwerglein”)

The feather is the weakest part of this wood dwarf, more often than not it broke off.
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1930s Hellerkunst ✧ Old Music Dwarf with Double Bass and Closed Eyes

This music dwarf was produced in high numbers. There is also a version with open eyes and less red nosed....
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1950s Hellerkunst ✧ Blue Dwarf with Book and Chaffinch

This wood picture belongs to the dwarfs and birds series.
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1940s Hellerkunst ☆ Red Dwarf with Blue Shoulder Tulip

The lines of the flower are so fluent and elegant - that's what I like about this Hellerkunst dwarf. He's...
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1940s Hellerkunst ☆ Grim Race with Dwarf and Hare

I would really like to know the title of this wall figure, but it’s not on the back and I...
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1940s Hellerkunst ☆ Friendly Dwarf with Shoulder Squirrel

They are communicating, the dwarf telling something or pointing. It's rather rare, one of the popular squirrel wall figures.
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1940s Hellerkunst ✧ Gnawed Grain Bundle Dwarf at Wheat Harvest

Enlarge the photo! My guess is, this wood pictured was gnawed at, most likely by a happy mouse!
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1940s Hellerkunst ✧ Dwarf with Wagtail in Water Base

This wood picture belongs to a dwarf series depicting the German names of birds. The wagtail's German name "Bachstelze" includes...
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1940s Hellerkunst ✧ Singing Dwarf with Music Sheet and Bird (A/45 Zwiegesang)

Red-blue-blue: A typical Hellerkunst color scheme. The blue of the bird equals the blue of the shoes, providing harmony.
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1940er Hellerkunst ✧ Flute Dwarf with Green Eyed Lambs

Look at the eyes of the lambs! Magda Heller sometimes used a special shade of green which had a very...
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1960s Hellerkunst ✧ Friendly Red Max as Jumping Jack (Max and Moritz Wilhelm Busch)

Max and Moritz are those two famous bad boys by Wilhelm Busch, doing lots of pranks. I like this friendly...
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1930s Hellerkunst ✧ Sing Post to Castle Falkenstein with a Falcon Dwarf

Few people know that Hellerkunst also did special order work, for example huge "wall figures" used for shop window decoration....
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1950s Hellerkunst ✧ Dwarf with High Collar Jacket and Feather Hat (Jumping Jack)

A very friendly dwarf and quite rare. What else do I like about this figure? The solid metal joints!
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1950s Hellerkunst ✧ Red Dwarf with Ice Blue Eyes (Jumping Jack)

Hellerkunst produced many jumping jacks. This is one of the older ones and I like the color scheme - red,...
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