Hummel Master Sculptors

     The artists endowed with creating a three-dimensional figurine from the drawings of the late Maria Innocentia Hummel (M.I. Hummel) are largely responsible for the tremendous popularity and excitement that collectors have enjoyed for many generations.

     Have you ever wondered who the master sculptor was that took the sketches and drawings to mold them into a clay figure? Here is a list of those master sculptors I could locate who have contributed to the creation of these beautiful renderings. The following Hummel numbers listed are not all of the figurines, only those that I was able to find information on each. Some of the HUM numbers show up more than once due to either a collaboration between the sculptors or a redesign of an older model by a later sculptor. This list will be updated as more information becomes available.

Sculptor Hummel #

Arthur Möeller


Lived       1885-1972
Worked 1934-1957

HUM 1, 2, 2/III, 3/I, 4, 5, 6, 7, 7/0, 7/I, 7/X, 9, 11 2/0, 12, 15, 15/0, 15/I, 16, 19, 20, 24, 25, 31, 34, 44A, 44B, 47, 47/II, 49 3/0, 51, 51 3/0, 67, 79, 79/I, 81 2/0, 82 2/0, 85/III, 92, 93, 94, 106, 107, 118, 119, 123, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 129/III, 132, 134, 135, 135/III, 137, 138, 139, 140, 141, 141 4/0, 142, 142 4/0, 143, 147, 152 A, 152 A 2/0, 152 B, 152 B 2/0, 154, 154/0, 166, 168, 180, 184, 199/0, 200/III, 203, 226, 302, 322

Reinhold Unger


Lived       1880-1974
Worked 1934-1956

HUM 8, 10/I, 11 2/0, 21/0, 23/I, 24/I, 25, 30 A, 30 B, 43/0, 48, 50, 52, 53, 55, 57, 57 2/0, 58 2/0, 59/I, 61, 71, 71 2/0, 72, 73, 74, 83, 88/I, 94, 96, 110/0, 110/I, 111 3/0, 112 3/0, 114, 136/I, 144, 178, 185, 186/III, 187, 187A, 188/0, 195 2/0, 196/0, 197 4/0, 201 2/0, 205, 208, 209, 210, 211, 213, 222, 243, 307, 328, 357, 358, 359

Erich Lautensack

Lived       – ?
Worked …1937-1938…

HUM 78, 100, 102, 103

Gerhard Skrobek


Lived       1922-2007
Worked 1954-1993

HUM 5, 28, 51, 58 2/0, 65, 72, 78, 112, 119, 132, 136/I, 138, 142, 169, 170, 171, 182, 187 A, 194, 199, 218, 238/A, 238/B, 238/C, 239/D, 251, 256, 261 2/0, 261, 261 2/0, 262, 263, 264, 265, 266, 267, 269, 272, 300, 301, 304, 305, 308, 310, 311, 314, 315, 320, 320/0, 323, 326, 327, 330, 333, 334, 336, 337, 338, 339, 340, 341, 343, 343/I, 344, 345, 348, 349/0, 350, 351/0, 352, 353, 356, 360/A, 360/B, 360/C, 363, 364, 365, 366, 368, 369, 370, 371, 373, 374, 375, 376, 377, 378, 379, 380, 381, 382, 383, 384, 385, 386, 387, 388, 391, 394, 395, 396 2/0, 397, 399, 400, 402, 403, 405, 406, 407, 408/I, 409, 412, 413, 414, 415, 419, 420, 421 4/0, 426 3/0, 427 3/0, 428, 428/I, 434, 441, 442, 448, 451, 455, 459, 461, 465, 470, 471, 472, 480, 483, 487, 530, 566, 572, 618, 690, 2180, 2330

Horst Ashermann

Lived       – ?
Worked …1955…

HUM 308, 314, 318, 412

Karl Wagner


Lived       1900-1974
Worked 1936-1972

HUM 304, 309, 316, 322

Helmut Wehlte

Lived       – ?
Worked 1954-1960

HUM 307, 312/I, 321, 327, 328, 339, 340, 345

Theo Menzenbach


Lived       – ?
Worked 1948-1960

HUM 10, 13/V, 51/0, 114, 125, 172/0, 173/0, 177, 192, 193, 246, 301, 347, 361, 362, 362/I, 718 A

Helmut Fischer


Lived       – ?
Worked 1964-2008

HUM 296, 297, 298, 299, 301 2/0, 335/0, 341 3/0, 375, 395/0, 428, 435 3/0, 486, 488, 489, 490, 493, 495, 498, 535, 538, 539, 540, 541, 545, 549, 553, 554, 555, 556, 557/0, 558/0, 559, 560, 561, 562, 563, 564, 574, 575-582, 585, 586, 596, 597, 600, 605, 608, 616, 626, 628, 629, 630, 633, 634 2/0, 635, 641, 642, 647, 649, 658, 660, 662, 668, 669, 670, 671, 672, 673, 674, 676, 677, 678, 679, 692, 693, 694, 695, 698, 699, 721, 722, 726, 727, 729, 732/I, 739, 750, 751, 754, 755, 756, 757, 758, 759, 760, 761, 762, 764, 765, 766, 767, 768, 771, 775, 776, 777, 778, 779, 780, 781, 782, 783, 784, 785, 786, 787, 788, 790, 793, 795, 814, 815, 822, 827, 828, 835, 836, 900, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2002/0, 2003 2/0, 2004, 2007, 2008/III, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2014/III, 2015, 2027, 2035, 2035/I, 2036/I, 2037, 2050/A, 2052, 2058/A, 2060, 2061, 2063, 2082, 2087, 2091, 2095, 2104, 2105, 2120, 2130, 2148, 2154/B, 2175, 2183, 2200, 2201, 2227, 2258, 2259, 2282/B

Rudolf Wittman

Lived       – ?
Worked …1981…

HUM 180

Sylvia Exner

Lived       – ?
Worked …2005…

HUM 661

Marion Huschka


Lived       1959-present
Worked 1976-present

HUM 21/III, 71/III, 199/III, 200/III, 399/III, 656, 908, 917, 927, 2008/III, 2103, 2230 (2230/A, 2230/B, 2230/C, 2230/D, 2230/E, 2230/F, 2230/G, 2230/H, 2230/J, 2230/K, 2230/L, 2230/M, 2230/N, 2230/O, 2230/P, 2230/S, 2230/T), 2269, 2274, 2288, 2317/A, 2317/B, 2326, 2344, 2360, 2364, 2370, 2373, 2380, 2381, 2386, 2388/Z, 2390, 2393, 2394, 2395, 2396, 2397, 2412, 2415, 2417, 2418, 2420, 2422, 2425, 2426, 2433, 2434

Tamara Fuchs

 (Fox)

Lived       – ?-present
Worked ?-present

HUM 9/II, 917, 2000, 2010, 2026 2/0, 2060, 2061, 2063, 2115 4/0, 2154/B, 2175, 2200, 2204, 2230 (2230/A, 2230/B, 2230/C, 2230/D, 2230/E, 2230/F, 2230/G, 2230/H, 2230/J, 2230/K, 2230/L, 2230/M, 2230/N, 2230/O, 2230/P, 2230/S, 2230/T), 2232, 2241, 2254, 2282/B, 2287, 2302, 2306, 2323, 2329, 2330, 2375, 2384, 2385, 2388/Z, 2412

Anette Barth


Lived       – ?-present
Worked ?-present

HUM 21, 461, 656, 835, 918, 918/Z, 926, 2122, 2200, 2230 (2230/A, 2230/B, 2230/C, 2230/D, 2230/E, 2230/F, 2230/G, 2230/H, 2230/J, 2230/K, 2230/L, 2230/M, 2230/N, 2230/O, 2230/P, 2230/S, 2230/T), 2258, 2259, 2302, 2306, 2313, 2321, 2363, 2374, 2376, 2377, 2379, 2383, 2387, 2389, 2395, 2410, 2412, 2413, 2437

     The more you learn about how and who created the little porcelain statues, the more you will enjoy and the more you will want to learn.

Note: A quick way to find a HUM number on the computer is to use the key combination of Ctrl+F on Windows  or Cmd+F on an Apple.

References

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INSIGHTS. (1993). Portrait of a Master, Meet Helmut Fischer, Goebel Master Sculptor. Volume 17, Number 1 Summer 1993, p8.

Miller, R. L. (2003). The no. 1 price guide to M.I. Hummel: Figurines, plates, more. Cumberland, MD: Portfolio Press.

Miller, R. L., Ehrmann, E. W., & Pfeiffer, W. (1989). M.I. Hummel: The golden anniversary album. New York, N.Y.: Portfolio Press.

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Morgal, Pat. (4 Aug 2018). Roadrunner (Phoenix area) program on master sculptor Gerhard Skrobek.

Created 25 July 2018