The German designer and artist Hildegard Günzel is without doubt the most decorated doll artist worldwide. With the unique signature she has she is the most important designer in the history of German doll art.
Hildegard Günzel graduated the German Master School for Fashion Design in Munich and worked for many years as a designer in the fashion- and jewelry industries.
The dolls of Hildegard Günzel enhance with the most lively skin texture that is given by a wax over coating on the porcelain. For dressing her enchanting figurines she uses only the most exquisite materials such as real silk, cashmere, expensive brocade and hand embroided materials. Her dolls wear handmade real hair wigs. All accessories of the dolls are elaborate and noble in the making and are indicating her love for detail.
Here we would like to introduce to you the recent special edition that Hildegard Günzel creates outside the regular collection for very special collectors.
The Circle of the Seasons is the story of the year told by the breathtaking beautiful girls Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter on the highest level of art made for you by Hildegard Günzel.
Please click the picture for the enlargement of the graphic. Some of these beauties might be sold. Please contact us or our retailer’s to enquire which of our seasons would be still availeble.
Günzel puppet art in museums worldwide
by Karin Schrey
Hello, dear friends of the Günzel dolls!
We are very pleased that you are interested in our doll creatures.
We – that is Hildegard Günzel and her team – who are involved in the development of every Günzel doll. Which of our children did you choose? For a graceful girl with sensitive facial features?Or for the small, cute pummel with pout? No matter which of our dolls you choose – one thing you can be sure of: we have done our best!
Hildegard Günzel can look back on more than 40 years of awarding her every important prize for her amazingly good work. In addition to the US American awards such as the DOTY Awards and DOLLS OF EXCELLENCE, she received the JUMEAU AWARD for her life’s work and for the book “Doll Fantasies” in 2003. Also in 2003 she received the DISCOVERY AWARD. She received another award for her life’s work from JONES PUBLISHING (USA). Furthermore she was awarded in 2010 in Moscow was awarded the PANDORA.
DOTY Industry’s Choice winner Doll Reader
& DOTY Public’s Choice winner Doll Reader
“Sommer” – One-of-a-kind-Doll – More than $ 1250
DOTY Industry’s Choice winner Doll Reader & DOTY Public’s Choice winner Doll Reader “Annika” – Artist Child Doll
Museum for modern doll art
It was in 1994 when Hildegard Günzel turned a long-cherished wish into a grandiose deed. She wanted to build a museum for collectors and doll lovers. Together with Christian Kohl, the architect of the office Kohl & Kohl, she designed her “Museum for Modern Doll Art”.
In the porcelain doll manufactory in Duisburg-Asterlagen, not only were the highest quality, most precious dolls and figurines produced, but it also housed the largest exhibition of modern doll art in the world.
In 1996 the time had come and the museum opened its doors to the public. The award-winning architecture was the result of the wishes and ideas of Hildegard Günzel, who was responsible for the design of the building.