HELLERKUNST = Heller / 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 …

1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Flower Wreath Dance Children on Green Base / Hellerkunst 21cm

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1930er Maerchen-Holzbild (My Ebay.de-shop is called maerchenholzbilder)
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Little Cloud Sailors with Yellow Flag / Hellerkunst

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1940er Maerchen-Holzbild (My Ebay.de-shop is called maerchenholzbilder)
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Little Buck on Wide Base / Hellerkunst

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1940er Maerchen-Holzbild
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Cinderella at her Mother’s Grave / Hellerkunst

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 German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted kneeling Cinderella with Braid Hair / Hellerkunst

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 German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Hellerkunst Cinderella in Ball Dress

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. Most wood pictures show the poor Cinderella. Here we have an exception, Cinderella the prom queen! ("Hellerkunst...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Page Cut Cinderella / Hellerkunst

Attraction: Again, the simplicity and the haptics. Virtual worlds make us yearn for something beautiful and solid to hold in...
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1970s German Wall Figure ▶︎Light Blue Exhausted Bun Cinderella / Hellerkunst

This fairy tale wood picture shows the poor Cinderella, and suffering to boot. ("HELLER" imprinted with pine tree. Grey cloth...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Little Brother and Little Sister / Hellerkunst 29cm #maerchenholzbilder

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1930er Maerchen-Holzbild (My Ebay.de-shop is called maerchenholzbilder)
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1950s German Wall Figure ▶︎Short Hair Little Brother and Little Sister 24cm / Hellerkunst

This is an unusual version of this fairy tale with the Little Sister having short hair. Dark and short -...
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1970s Fairy Tale Picture ▶︎Little Brother and Little Sister made of Plastic 20cm / Hellerkunst

With these plastic pictures Heller tried to make a material change, but it did not work out. ("Hellerkunst AP/8 Brüderchen...
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1970s German Wall Figure ▶︎Little Brother and Little Sister with Flower Wreath / Hellerkunst

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 German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-painted Thron Base Sleeping Beauty 26cm / Hellerkunst

What a great idea,o make the base a thorn. Very beautyful. Hand-painted on wood. ("Hellerkunst --" / Wood hanger) Enter...
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1960s German Wall Figure ▶︎Flower Dress Sleeping Beauty without Base 21cm / Hellerkunst

Screen-printed with additional hand-painting. Later the color gold got replaced by yellow, not only on this motive. Look at the...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Large Sleeping Beauty with Throne and Pillow 28cm / Hellerkunst

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 Wooden Candle Holder ▶︎Angel Polishing a Star / German Art / Hellerkunst

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 German Wall Figure ▶︎Fairy Child on Autumn Leaf 14cm / Hellerkunst

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. This wood picture belongs to the months series by Hellerkunst. It shows 12 beautiful motives with children....
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1940s German Wall Figure 21cm ▶︎Sun Flower with Fairy and Bee / Hellerkunst

One of the Hellerkunst fairies, in this case a tiny bee sized fairy. ("B/30 Biene / Kunsthaus Messing Kassel") Enter...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Short Hair Angel with Golden Key and Base 23cm / Hellerkunst

There is a newer version by Magda Heller's son, Ralf Heller. In that new version there is no base. ("Hellerkunst...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Star Girl with Red Cap 22cm / Hand-painted / Hellerkunst

The star is made of two hues of yellow. The top color looks like very thin paper, but it is...
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1950s German Wall Figure ▶︎Sleeping Fairy with Moon and Pinetree / Hellerkunst

Once again, Magda Heller's eerie light made of yellow and light green! This wood picture is very enchanting. # (Hellerkunst...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Red Guitar Christmas Angel / Hand-painted / Hellerkunst

This wood plaque belongs to the Christmas editions of Hellerkunst. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1940er Maerchen-Holzbild
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Yellow Cradle Angels with Bellflower / Hellerkunst

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 German Wall Figure ▶︎Red Angel with Christmas Tree 21cm / Hellerkunst

One of the few Christmas motives by Hellerkunst and the prettiest of all the Hellerkunst angels. ("Hellerkunst AM/8 Dezember" /...
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1950s German Wall Figure ▶︎Yellow Angel Pair with Hovering Stars 21cm / Hellerkunst

Hand-painted on plywood. This is one of the Christmas Wood Pictures designed by Hellerkunst. Look at the hovering stars! ("Hellerkunst...
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1950s German Wall Figure ▶︎Christmas Angel on Wooden Postcard / Hellerkunst 15cm

What an endearing idea, hand-painted Christmas Card made of wood! I bet those who were lucky enough to receive one...
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1960s German Wall Figure ▶︎Blessing Yellow Cradle Angels / Hellerkunst

This wall figure belongs to the famous Evening Prayer by Engelbert Humperdinck with 14 protecting angels. A line in the...
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1950s German Wall Figure ▶︎Large Cradle with Four Angels / Hellerkunst

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 German Wall Figure ▶︎Kneeling Yellow Cradle Angels / Hellerkunst

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 German Wall Figure ▶︎Yellow Cradle Angels with Heaven Blanket / Hellerkunst

This wall figure belongs to the famous Evening Prayer by Engelbert Humperdinck with 14 protecting angels. A line in the...
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1960s German Wall Figure ▶︎Pointing Yellow Cradle Angels 21cm / Hellerkunst

"... two to whom 'tis given, to guide my steps to heaven", this is what Humperdinck wrote in his famous...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Large Holy Family with Baby Jesus / Hellerkunst

This is a huge wood picture on thick wood. It is hand-painted. (Christmas Mary Joseph) (Hellerkunst --) Enter the following...
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1970s German Wall Figure ▶︎Red Key Angel without Base 22cm / Hellerkunst

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 German Wall Figure ▶︎Slim Orange Frog King Princess 25cm / Hellerkunst

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 German Wall Figure ▶︎Orange Frog King Princess with Mullein 25cm / Hellerkunst

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 German Wall Figure ▶︎Orange Frog King Princess with Raised Skirt / Hellerkunst

This is an early version with both crowns and the ball painted with gold color. Later on they used the...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Large Goose Girl on Brown Base 31cm / Hellerkunst

At the beginning, the Hellerkunst wall figures were larger and also had a larger base. ("Hellerkunst A/14 Gänseliesel") Enter the...
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1970s German Wall Figure ▶︎Screen-printed Goose Maid without Base / Hellerkunst

Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood. The original wood picture here was designed by Magda Heller. When her son Ralf Heller took over...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Large Goose Girl on Green Base / Hellerkunst

It is hand-painted on 3mm-plywood with varnish. Look at the base: The size and the color are very unusual! This...
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1950s German Wall Figure ▶︎ Puss in Boots with Tricorne 24cm / Hellerkunst

I love his elegant bow and the pink ears. Screen-print with additional hand-painting on 4mm birch plywood. ("Hellerkunst" --) Enter...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Hansel and Gretel with Thick Braids / Hellerkunst

Attraction: Again, the simplicity and the haptics. Virtual worlds make us yearn for something beautiful and solid to hold in...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Witch with Green Bonnet 31cm / Hellerkunst

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 German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Slim Hansel and Gretel / Hellerkunst

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 German Wall Figure ▶︎Early Hellerkunst Hansel and Gretel with Red Apron #germanwallfigures

The 1930s Hellerkunst Hansel and Gretel came in many shades of blue. This later version added a red apron. Enter...
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1960s German Wall Figure ▶︎Screen-printed Hansel and Gretel with Socks / Hellerkunst

Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood. ("Hellerkunst Hänsel und Gretel"/ Logo not burned in) Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1960er Maerchen-Holzbild
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1960s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hellerkunst Hans in Luck without Base 25cm #germanwallfigures

Early screen-print on 3mm-plywood. I have known of three different Hans's in Luck by Hellerkunst, all of them with a...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Early Hellerkunst Hans in Luck with Page Cut #germanwallfigures

The first Hans in Luck by Hellerkunst and rather rare. Hand-painted on wood with varnish. ("Hinkel & Kutschbach Nachf. Spielwaren-Haus...
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1950s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hellerkunst Hans in Luck on Brown Base #germanwallfigures

("Hellerkunst A/11 Hans im Glück" / Logo not burned in) Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: Maerchen-Holzbild (My Ebay.de-shop is...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-painted Single Handed Sailor Child / Hellerkunst

Hand-painted on 4mm-plywood, height 28cm. This wood picture belongs to the months series by Hellerkunst. There is a similar Hellerkunst...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Blue Sunflower Mother 24cm / Hellerkunst

This is the softer and cuter version of the Hellerkunst sunflower mothers. ("Hellerkunst" -- / Logo burnt in) Enter the...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-painted Barefoot Princess / Hellerkunst 23cm

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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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Potty Training with Fashion Mum / Hellerkunst

Late 1940s. My guess is that this is one of the special order items which Hellerkunst did. Klaus Heller, Magda...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Little Hellerkunst Sailor Boy with Waves

There are two single handed sailors by Hellerkunst: One with waves, one without. This is the younger version with the...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique “Once Upon a Time” with Child and Dwarf / Hellerkunst

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 German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Sitting Hellerkunst Cradle Child

Hellerkunst produced several Cradle Children, some of them sitting, most of them lying, some with canopy, some without. ("Hellerkunst B/14...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Red Hellerkunst Candle Holder Girl #germanwallfigures

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 German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Art Deco Mother with Raised Child / Hellerkunst

Hand-painted on wood with varnish, very rare in this version. The motive mother with Baby / Madonna was quite popular...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hellerkunst Child with Chicks #germanwallfigures

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 German Wall Figure ▶︎Seperate Antique Hessian Children in Traditional Dress / Hellerkunst

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. This is an early version of separate Hellerkunst children in folk art dresses. (Hessenjunge / Hessenmädchen) ("Hellerkunst"...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-painted Girls with Harvest Wreath / Hellerkunst

This wood picture belongs to the months series by Hellerkunst. The little girls with the huge (Thanksgiving) wreath - that...
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1930s German Wall Figure 24cm ▶︎Hand-painted Hellerkunst Children with 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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1950s German Wall Figure ▶︎Self Portrait of Magda Heller as a Doctor / Hellerkunst

In this design around 1950 Magda Hella has given the woman doctor her own face features. ("Hellerkunst" -- ) Enter...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Sun Girl in Red Pinafore Dress 21cm / Hellerkunst

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 German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Dancing Hessian Children 20cm / Hellerkunst

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 German Wood Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-painted Candle Holder Boy / Hellerkunst

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 German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Peter Pan with Wood Sword / Hellerkunst 30cm

Hand-painted on plywood with varnish. Peter Pan had only been known for 25 years in the 1930s. Enter the following...
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1930s ▶︎Magda and Georg Heller with their Children / Hellerkunst

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 German Wall Figure ▶︎Dancing May Children with Flower Wreath 22cm / Hellerkunst

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 German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Children in Bavarian Dress / Hellerkunst

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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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Water Lily Baby with Dwarf / Hellerkunst

"Das Wunder" means "the miracle", an apt name for this beautiful wood picture. (B/35 Das Wunder) Enter the following in...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-painted Orange Sunflower Mother / Hellerkunst

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. This is the more solemn version of the Hellerkunst sunflower mothers. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search:...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Visit at the Doctor’s Office / Hellerkunst

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 German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique December Children Walking with Lanterns / Hellerkunst

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 German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-painted Snow Children with Little Pinetree / Hellerkunst

One of the most endearing wall figures! These Christmas Children are walking though the snow with warm clothes and warm...
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1940s German Wall Figure 28cm ▶︎Blond Girl unter Sun Flower / Hellerkunst

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1940er Maerchen-Holzbild (My Ebay.de-shop is called maerchenholzbilder)
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted April Children with Fawn / Hellerkunst

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 German Wall Figure ▶︎Hellerkunst Doll Mother under Star Tree #germanwallfigures

This wood picture belongs to the times of the day series by Hellerkunst. (Abend) Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search:...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Sowing Boy on Multicolored Base / Hellerkunst

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 German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-painted Brunette Mother in Coat Dress / Hellerkunst

I love the tender look of this mother along with the warm yellow of her dress and the blue coat....
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1950s German Wall Figure ▶︎Lying Hellerkunst – Cradle Child with Flower #germanwallfigures

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 German Wall Figure ▶︎Lying Cradle Child with Yellow Cap / Hellerkunst

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 German Wall Figure ▶︎Hellerkunst Village Musician with Double Bass #germanwallfigures

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 German Wall Figure ▶︎Hellerkunst Village Musician with Flute and Goethe Frock #germanwallfigures

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 German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Little Rake Girl on Green Base / Hellerkunst

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 German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Little Peter’s Journey to the Moon with Short Hair / Hellerkunst

This is the early version of Peter and Annelie. Both have short hair. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1930er...
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1960s German Wall Figure ▶︎Little Peter’s Journey to the Moon with May Beetle / Hellerkunst

This is the younger version, with the may beetle. The older version shows Peter and Annelie both with short hair....
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1950er German Wall Figure ▶︎Striding Pied Piper of Hamelin 29cm / Hellerkunst #germanwallfigures

Screen-printed with additional hand-painting on 4mm-plywood. There is an older Hellerkunst Rat Catcher dancing on one leg. It's an old...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Pied Piper of Hamelin on One Leg / Hellerkunst

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 German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-painted Slim Little Red Riding Hood / Hellerkunst

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 German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-painted Little Red Riding Hood on Yellow Base / Hellerkunst

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 German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Wide Little Red Riding Hood with Wolf / Hellerkunst #germanwallfigures

This Wood Picture is much more elaborate than the 1930s version without the wolf. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search:...
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▶︎ KHM 55 Rumpelstitskin

(Rumplestiltskin / Rumple in the Once TV series)
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Rumpelstiltskin on the Fire 27cm / Hellerkunst

(Rumplestiltskin / Rumple in the TV series Once) Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1940er Maerchen-Holzbild
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▶︎ Sandman

Little TV Sandman.
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-painted Sandman on a Comet Star / Hellerkunst

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 German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-painted Sandman Sleeping in Moon / Hellerkunst

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 German Wall Figure ▶︎Hellerkunst Bremen Town Musicians with Bridle without Base

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 German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-painted Slim Snow White with Put Up Hair / Hellerkunst

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 German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Stooping Snow White 25cm / Hellerkunst

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1940er Maerchen-Holzbild
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1970s German Wall Figure ▶︎Standing Snow White without Base / Hellerkunst

This is the last Snow White version produced by Hellerkunst or "Heller", the new name of this beautiful manufacturer that...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted 7-Miles Child with Beanie / Hellerkunst

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1930er Maerchen-Holzbild
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1960s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hellerkunst Seven Miles Boots Boy without Base #germanwallfigures

This is the latest Heller version of the Seven Miles Boots I’ve known of. It is still marked „Hellerkunst“ -...
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1950s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hellerkunst 7 Miles Boots Boy with Grey Cape 17cm

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1950er Maerchen-Holzbild (My Ebay.de-shop is called maerchenholzbilder)
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1950s German Wall Figure ▶︎Kneeling 7 Ravens Sister without Base / Hellerkunst

Screen printed on 4mm-plywood. This wall figure has a great effect, seems to be jumping at you with the red...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-painted Light Blue 7 Ravens Sister / Hellerkunst

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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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Red 7 Ravens Sister 25cm / Hellerkunst

There are two basic Hellerkunst versions of the Seven Ravens: The standing little sister and the kneeling little sister. Enter...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Blond Star Money Girl in Blue Shift / Hellerkunst

This is one of the very first German Wall Figures I ever saw. Which is still shocking to me, because...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Brunette Star Money Girl in Blue Shift / Hellerkunst

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1940er Maerchen-Holzbild
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1940er German Wall Figure ▶︎Kneeling Star Money Girl with Pine Tree / Hellerkunst

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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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Brave Little Tailor 29cm / Hellerkunst

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1940er Maerchen-Holzbild (My Ebay.de-shop is called maerchenholzbilder)
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▶︎ Till Owlglass + Munchhausen

(Till Eulenspiegel / Mölln)
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1960s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hellerkunst Till Owlglass without Base #germanwallfigures

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 German Wall Figure ▶︎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 German Wall Figure ▶︎Hellerkunst – Wishing Table with Chicken #germanwallfigures

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 German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Little Muck with Eerie Light / Hellerkunst

Look at the eerie green light! Magda Heller was an expert for this kind of light. Mostly on this Little...
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1950s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hellerkunst – Nils Holgersson Flying on Wild Goose 16cm

Early screen print, as beautiful as it gets! Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1950er Maerchen-Holzbild (My Ebay.de-shop is called...
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1950s German Wall Figure ▶︎Mary’s Child with The Heaven’s Keys / Hellerkunst

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 German Wall Figure ▶︎Hellerkunst – Princess and Swineherd #maerchenholzbilder

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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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Large Snow White and Rose Red with Bear / Hellerkunst

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1940er Maerchen-Holzbild
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1960s German Wall Figure ▶︎Lute Dwarf made of Plastic / Hellerkunst

One of the plastic figures by Hellerkunst. It was a trial at changing the material. ("Hellerkunst AP/12 Lautenspieler Lute Player...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Good Manners Dwarf with Rat King / Hellerkunst

Hellerkunst stamped „Hoher Besuch“ on the back, translating to: „High Visitor“. A rat king? Or Nutcracker and Mouse King? But...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Freezing Snow Dwarf as Frame Picture / Hellerkunst

This is a square wood picture by Hellerkunst and on its back someone wrote (believe it or not) a shopping...
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1950s German Wall Figure ▶︎Kneeling Hellerkunst Dwarf with Bird #germanwallfigures

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1950er Maerchen-Holzbild (My Ebay.de-shop is called maerchenholzbilder)
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1950s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hellerkunst Back Basket Dwarf with Mushroom Hat #germanwallfigures

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 German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-painted Small Orange Lantern Dwarf / Hellerkunst

Hand-painted on wood. Naked and pointy knees - that's how you can summarize the specialty of the early Hellerkunst Snow...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-painted Violin Dwarf / Hellerkunst

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 German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-painted Small Blueberry Dwarf / Hellerkunst

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 German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-Painted Gentian Dwarf with Naked Knees / Hellerkunst

Hand-painted on wood with varnish. I love the simple color scheme and the fine lines of the gentian. Enter the...
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1960s German Wall Figure ▶︎Double Bass Dwarf without Base / Hellerkunst

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 German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-Painted Blue Maid with Crown and Dwarf / Hellerkunst

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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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Red Lute Dwarf with Naked Legs / Hellerkunst

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 German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Blue Snow Dwarf with Little Bunny / Hellerkunst

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 German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-painted Flute Dwarf with Naked Legs / Hellerkunst

There is a typical color scheme for most of the Hellerkunst music dwarfs: A basic color in two shades and...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Crystal Ball Dwarf with Naked Legs / Hellerkunst

This is the only Hellerkunst wall figure I have known so far with a crystal ball. Look at the details:...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted “Easter Rider” Dwarf with Bunny / Hellerkunst

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 German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Hand-painted Kneeling Edelweis Dwarf / Hellerkunst

There is also a popular Mertens-Kunst version of a dwarf admiring an edelweiss. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1930er...
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1950s German Wall Figure ▶︎Pipe Dwarf under Mushroom without Base / Hellerkunst

Toadstools or mushrooms are so pretty and so popular. Here Magda Heller chose not one, but three! Enter the following...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Nightingale Dwarf on Blooming Branch / Hellerkunst

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 German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Yellow Bouquet Dwarf / Hellerkunst

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1940er Maerchen-Holzbild
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Lantern Dwarf with Hidden Eyes / Hellerkunst

A classic Hellerkunst dwarf, it comes with and without eyes 😃: In this second version the eyes are covered by...
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1950s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hellerkunst Book Dwarf with Red Cape #germanwallfigures

The feather is the weakest part of this wood dwarf, more often than not it broke off. ("R/41 Buchzwerglein") Enter...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Double Bass Dwarf with Closed Eyes / Hellerkunst

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 German Wall Figure ▶︎Hellerkunst Chaffinch Dwarf with Book #germanwallfigures

This wood picture belongs to the dwarfs and birds series. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1950er Maerchen-Holzbild (My Ebay.de-shop...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Walking Tulip Dwarf with Naked Legs / Hellerkunst

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 German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Bunny Race with Grim Dwarf / Hellerkunst

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 German Wall Figure ▶︎Hand-painted Squirrel Dwarf / Hellerkunst

They are communicating, the dwarf telling something or pointing. It's rather rare, one of the popular squirrel wall figures. Enter...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Grain Bundle Dwarf / Hellerkunst

Enlarge the photo! My guess is, this wood pictured was gnawed at, most likely by a happy mouse! Enter the...
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Vintage Wagtail Dwarf on Water Base / Hellerkunst

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 German Wall Figure ▶︎ Sheet Music Dwarf with Bird / Hellerkunst

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1940er Maerchen-Holzbild
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1940s German Wall Figure ▶︎Antique Dwarf with Green Eyed Lambs / Hellerkunst

Look at the eyes of the lambs! Magda Heller sometimes used a special shade of green which had a very...
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▶︎ Jumping Jacks

(Pull Toys / Figures)
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1960s Wooden Jumping Jack ▶︎Friendly Max with Dots / German Art / Hellerkunst

Max and Moritz are those two famous bad boys by Wilhelm Busch, doing lots of pranks. I like this friendly...
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1960s Wooden Jumping Jack ▶︎Friendly Moritz with Dots / German Art / Hellerkunst

(Max and Moritz by Wilhelm Busch) Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1960er Maerchen-Holzbild
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1930s Sign Post to Castle Falkenstein / Hellerkunst

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 Wooden Jumping Jack ▶︎Dwarf with Ice Blue Eyes / German Craft Art / Hellerkunst

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