1. Early Hellerkunst

Here you’ll find Hellerkunst wall figures of the 1930s and 1940s.

1940s Copies of the very first Hellerkunst Snow White and Goose Maid ❤️ GERMAN WALL FIGURE

I only found out recently that there were very first Hellerkunst designs around 1930s. Those wood pictures did not have...
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1920s Hellerkunst: Red Blowflower Fairy ♡ german wall figure

Hand-painted on 4 mm-plywood, 25 cm. This is earliest Hellerkunst, end of 1920s.
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Hellerkunst: 1920s Frog King Princess on Triangle Base ❤️ GERMAN WALL FIGURE

Hand-painted on plywood, 27cm. Thanks for the Email from Dreis! Now I know for sure it's Hellerkunst!! It must be...
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1920s Hellerkunst: Little Red Riding Hood with Grey Apron ❤️ GERMAN WALL FIGURE

Hand-painted on plywood. This is the oldest Little Red Riding Hood by Magda Heller I've known. End of 1920s.
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1940s Hellerkunst 7 Miles Boots Child with Bobble Hat

Hand-painted on plywood with additional side painting. (German Wall Figure Antique Toy Wood Picture Nursery Boy)
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1930s Hellerkunst Star Polishing Angel

Hand-painted on plywood with additional fringe painting. This cute angel was also produced as a candle holder. (German Wall Figure...
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1930s Hellerkunst Eary 7 Miles Boots Child with Doe

Hand-painted on plywood. The very first 7 Miles Boots Boy by Magda Helller. (German Wall Figure Antique Wood Toy Vintage...
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Hellerkunst: 1930s Early Goose Maid without Apron ❤️ GERMAN WALL FIGURE

Hand-painted on plywood. This is the earliest Hellerkunst Goose Girl I've known so far. There is a similar one with...
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Hellerkunst: 1940s Kneeling Braid Hair Cinderella

Hand-painted on plywood. There are two kneeling version by Hellerkunst, the first one was very solemn (enter "page cut" in...
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1930s Hellerkunst: Kneeling Bunny Girl

Hand-painted on plywood. This wood picture belongs to Hellerkunst’s Months Series. It shows 12 beautiful motives with children. (Ostermond=April)
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Hellerkunst: 1930s Freezing Snowball Boy

Hand-painted on plywood. One of Magda Heller's master pieces. This design shows so many feelings! And look at the trousers:...
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1940s Hellerkunst: Sitting Cradle Child with Flower

Hellerkunst produced several Cradle Children, some of them sitting, most of them lying, some with canopy, some without.
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Hellerkunst: 1940s Little Red Riding Hood with Wolf ❤️ GERMAN WALL FIGURE

Hand-painted on plywood. This wide wood picture is much more elaborate than the old slim version without the wolf.
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1940s Hellerkunst Goose Girl with Apron

Hand-painted on plywood, 31cm. At the beginning, the Hellerkunst wall figures were larger and also had a larger base. (German...
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Hellerkunst: 1930s Little Cloud Sailors with Yellow Flag ❤️ GERMAN WALL FIGURE

Height: 21 cm. Hand-painted on plywood. Who knows the story that goes with this wall figure? There must be a...
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1940s Hellerkunst: Pine Tree Star Money Girl

Height: 29 cm. Hand-painted on plywood. Hellerkunst's 1930s star money girls had been very simple designs. Here we have the...
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1940s Hellerkunst: May Bug Fairy

Screen-printed on plywood with additional hand-painting. Height: 21 cm. Very early sreen-print, you can make out a fine net structure....
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1940s Hellerkunst: Walking Tulip Dwarf

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. The lines of the flower are so fluent and elegant - that's what I like about this...
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Hellerkunst: 1930s Dance Children with Flower Wreath

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood, 21cm. Beautyful color schmeme.
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1930s Hellerkunst: Rain Children with Umbrella

Hand-painted on plywood, 24cm. This wood picture belongs to the months series by Hellerkunst. Once it belonged to the nursery...
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1930s Hellerkunst: Winter Children with Christmas Tree

Hand-painted on plywood. One of the most endearing wall figures! These Christmas Children are walking though the snow with warm...
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1930s Hellerkunst: Sleeping Beauty on Thorn Base

Hand-painted on 4mm-plywood, 26cm. The thorn base is a great idea. Simple and enchanting. Early Magda Heller.
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1930s Hellerkunst: Slim Hansel and Gretel

Hand-painted on plywood. Very early Hellerkunst, Art Déco style.
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1930s Hellerkunst: Light Blue Seven Ravens

Hand-painted on plywood. A wonderful early Hellerkunst highlight, one of my all time favorites. And look at the colors: I...
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1930s Hellerkunst: Most Tender Little Brother and Little Sister

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood, 29cm. The most tender Heller wood picture!
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1930s Hellerkunst: Slim Frog King Princess

Hand-painted on plywood, 25cm. This frog princess is a very young child, you can even see the protruding stomach of...
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1930s Hellerkunst: Page Cut Cinderella

Hand-painted on plywood. Virtual worlds make us yearn for beautiful haptics like this wood picture. With early wood hanger. (Art...
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1930s Hellerkunst: Witch with Green Bonnet

Hand-painted on plywood, 31cm. This Hellerkunst witch is the most frightening wood picture. (Hansel and Gretel.)
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1930s Hellerkunst: Sitting Little Sailor

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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1930s Hellerkunst: Blue Sunflower Mother

Hand-painted on 4mm-plywood, 24cm. This is the softer and cuter version of the Hellerkunst sunflower mothers.
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1930s Hellerkunst: Fairy Tale Child with Dwarf

Hand-painted on plywood. Children love stories. Nothing has changed there. On this beautiful wall figure the dwarf seems to tell...
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1930s Hellerkunst: Art Deco Mother with Raised Child

Hand-painted on plywood. The motive mother with Baby or Madonna was quite popular back then.
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1930s Hellerkunst: Hessian Children in Traditional Dress

Hand-painted on plywood. This is an early version of separate Hellerkunst children in folk art dresses. On the back: "Catelina...
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1930s Hellerkunst: Girls with Harvest Wreath

Hand-painted on plywood. This wood picture belongs to the months series by Hellerkunst. (Ernting=August)
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1930s Hellerkunst: Dancing Hessian Children

Hand-painted on plywood, 20cm. This wood picture belongs to a series of dancing children in tractional clothes. Most of them...
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1930s Hellerkunst: Dancing Children in Bavarian Clothes

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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1930s Hellerkunst: Orange Sunflower Mother

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. This is the more solemn version of the Hellerkunst sunflower mothers.
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1930s Hellerkunst: December Children Walking with Lanterns

Hand-painted on plywood. This wood picture belongs to the months series by Hellerkunst. It shows 12 beautiful motives with children....
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1930s Hellerkunst: Little Sowboy on Earth Base

Hand-painted on plywood. This Wood Picture belongs to Hellerkunst’s Months Series. It shows 12 beautiful motives with children. Here we...
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1930s Hellerkunst: Brunette Mother in Coat Dress

Hand-painted on plywood. I love the tender look of this mother along with the warm yellow of her dress and...
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1930s Hellerkunst: Little Peter’s Journey to the Moon with Short Hair

Hand-painted on plywood. This is the early version of Peter and Annelie. Both have short hair.
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1930s Hellerkunst: Star Girl with Red Cap

Hand-painted on plywood, 22cm. The star is made of two hues of yellow. The top color looks like very thin...
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1930s Hellerkunst: Slim Little Red Riding Hood

Hand-painted on plywood. About the picture: I tried to capture the wonderful haptics of this wall figure. The wood, the...
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1930s Hellerkunst: Sandman Sleeping in Moon

Hand-painted on plywood. Why is this an enchanting wall figure even though this dwarf isn’t exactly pretty with his almost...
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1930s Hellerkunst: Slim Snow White with Put Up Hair

Hand-painted on plywood. Look at the dwarfs on this very early Hellerkunst wall figure: The tender faces and body language...
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1930s Hellerkunst: Candle Holder with Polishing Angel

Hand-painted on plywood. An engaging motive once you've got figured out that the angel is polishing the star. I like...
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1930s Hellerkunst: Pre War Fiddle Dwarf

Hand-painted on plywood. The first Hellerkunst music dwarfs still remind of the Art Deco style. There were four instruments they...
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1930s Hellerkunst: Gentian Dwarf

Hand-painted on plywood. I love the simple color scheme and the fine lines of the gentian.
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1930s Hellerkunst: Blue Flute Dwarf

Hand-painted on plywood. There is a typical color scheme for most of the Hellerkunst music dwarfs: A basic color in...
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1930s Hellerkunst: Crystal Ball Dwarf

Hand-painted on plywood, both sides. The crystal ball is shining thanks to a few white strokes and different shades of...
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1930s Hellerkunst: Antique Double Bass Dwarf

Hand-painted on plywood. There is also a version with open eyes and less red nosed. He is obviously smitten and...
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1930s Hellerkunst: Blue Girl with Crown Dwarf

Hand-painted on plywood. The German Titel "Die Krone" is stated in the Hellerkunst catalog, but I don't know a fairy...
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1930s Hellerkunst: Dwarf Flying on Raven

Hand-painted on plywood. Magda Heller stands for vintage nursery, but grown ups liked this motive, too.
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1930s Hellerkunst: Dark Dwarf with High Mushroom Hat

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood, 29cm. I like the high hat, you sometimes find them with Hellerkunst.
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1940s Hellerkunst: Bunny Protector Dwarf with Fox

Hand-painted on plywood, 26cm. This wall figure comes with and without the fox. I like to interpret the fox politically.
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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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Hellerkunst: 1940s Ball Dress Cinderella

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood.Most wood pictures show the poor Cinderella. Here we have an exception, Cinderella the soon to be queen!...
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1940s Hellerkunst: Large Sleeping Beauty with Throne

Hand-painted on plywood, 26cm. In later years Heller produced a smaller version, without the pillow.
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1940s Hellerkunst: Fairy Child on Leaf

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood, 14cm. This wood picture belongs to the months series by Hellerkunst. It shows 12 beautiful motives with...
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1940s Hellerkunst: Sunflower Fairy with Bee

Hand-painted on plywood, 21cm. One of the Hellerkunst fairies, in this case a tiny bee sized fairy. On the back:...
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1940s Hellerkunst: Golden Key Angel with Base

Hand-painted on plywood, 23cm. There is a newer version by Magda Heller's son, Ralf Heller. In that new version there...
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1940s Hellerkunst: Yellow Bellflower Angels

Hand-painted on plywood. This wood picture belongs to the famous Evening Prayer by Engelbert Humperdinck with 14 protecting angels. A...
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1940s Hellerkunst: Red Angel with Christmas Tree

Hand-painted on plywood, 21cm. One of the few Christmas motives by Hellerkunst. ("AM/8 Dezember")
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1940s Hellerkunst: Holy Family with Baby Jesus

Hand-painted on thick plywood. (Christmas Mary Joseph)
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1940s Hellerkunst: Dancing Barefoot Princess

Hand-painted on plywood, 23cm. Many early Hellerkunst figures were very fragile: Only one small leg connects this dance girl with...
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1940s Hellerkunst: Potty Training with Fashion Mum

Hand-painted on plywood. Late 1940s. My guess is that this is one of the special order items which Hellerkunst did....
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1940s Hellerkunst: Standing Single-Handed Sailor

Hand-painted on plywood. ("AM/7 September") There are two single handed sailors by Hellerkunst: One with waves, one without. This is...
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1940s Hellerkunst: Dancing May Children with Flower Wreath

"BM/1 Mai", 22cm. This wood picture belongs to the months series by Hellerkunst. The yellow wreath is a beautiful contrast...
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1940s Hellerkunst: Water Lily Baby with Dwarf

"Das Wunder" means "the miracle", an apt name for this beautiful wood picture. (B/35 Das Wunder)
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1940s Hellerkunst: Visit at the Doctor’s Office

Hand-painted on plywood. This could be a special order item for a pediatrician's waiting room. Look at the interesting body...
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1940s Hellerkunst: June Children with Fawn

Hand-painted on plywood. ("BM/2 Juni") This wood picture belongs to the months series by Hellerkunst. It shows 12 beautiful motives...
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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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1940s Hellerkunst: Pied Piper of Hamelin on One Leg

Hand-painted on plywood. This is a very special wall figure by Hellerkunst: For one thing, it's his elegance. Balancing on...
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1940s Hellerkunst: Rumpelstiltskin in the Fire

Hand-painted on plywood, 27cm. (Rumplestiltskin / Rumple in the TV series Once)
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1940s Hellerkunst: Little Muck with Green Light

Hand-painted on plywood. Look at the eerie green light! Magda Heller was an expert for this kind of light. Mostly...
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1940s Hellerkunst: Polite Dwarf with Rat King

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 Hellerkunst: Freezing Snow Dwarf on Square Picture

Hand-painted on thick plywood. This is a square wood picture by Hellerkunst and on its back someone actually wrote a...
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1940s Hellerkunst: Lute Dwarf with Naked Legs

Hand-painted on plywood. The early music dwarfs came in Art Deco style with either Lute, Flute, Fiddle or Double Bass....
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1940s Hellerkunst: Blue Snow Dwarf with Bunny

Hand-painted on plywood. The tender protectiveness of the dwarf and the cold snow tell a story of their own. An...
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1940s Hellerkunst: Bunny Dwarf as Easter Rider

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood and rare. I like the round hat, I have only known of only a few dwarfs with...
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1940s Hellerkunst: Nightingale Dwarf on Blossom Branch

Hand-painted on plywood. This wood picture belongs to a Hellerkunst series of dwarfs and bird. The name of the bird...
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1940s Hellerkunst: Lantern Dwarf with Hidden Eyes

Hand-painted on plywood. ("Leuchtmännlein") A classic Hellerkunst dwarf, it comes with and without eyes 😃: In this second version the...
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1940s Hellerkunst: Bunny Race with Grim Dwarf

Hand-painted on plywood. I would really like to know the title of this wall figure, but it’s not on the...
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1940s Hellerkunst: Squirrel Dwarf

Hand-painted on plywood. Look at those two, they are communicating, the dwarf telling something or pointing.
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1940s Hellerkunst: Grain Bundle Dwarf

Enlarge the photo! My guess is, this wood picture was gnawed at, most likely by a happy mouse!
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1940s Hellerkunst: Dwarf with Green Eyed Lambs

Hand-painted on plywood. Look at the eyes of the lambs! Magda Heller sometimes used this beautiful light shade of green.
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1940s Hellerkunst: Little Girl with Rake and Jug

Hand-painted on plywood. A very special work, and great colors.
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1940s Hellerkunst: Friendly Max Jumping Jack

Hand-painted on plywood, 21cm. I like the Max and Moritz jumping jacks by Hellerkunst, they are so friendly. Especially with...
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1940s Hellerkunst: Pipe Dwarf under Mushroom

There are two versions of this wood picture: With base and withoud base. This is the earlier one.
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1940s Hellerkunst: Little Muck on Wide Base

Screen-printed on 4mm-plywood. Height: 23cm. The Little Muck is a fairy tale by Wilhelm Hauff. This is a wonderful wood...
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1940s Hellerkunst: Angels with Heaven’s Blanket

Hand-painted on plywood. The faces of the angel children, the colors - this is breathtakingly beautiful! Thank you, Magda Heller!...
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1951 Hellerkunst: Wooden Angel Postcard

Hand-painted on plywood, 15cm. What an endearing idea, hand-painted Christmas Card made of wood! I bet those who were lucky...
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1940s Hellerkunst: Self Portrait of Magda Heller as Pediatrician

In this wood picture Magda Hella has given the woman doctor her own face features. Compare the arms and hand,...
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1940s Hellerkunst: Mary’s Child with Heaven’s Keys

Hand-painted on plywood. A very rare motive belonging to a hardly known fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm. It is...
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