Hummel Master Sculptors

Logo GoodwillBuyer.com small     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 Worked Hummel #
Arthur Möller – 1885-1972
1934
to
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, 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, 94, 118, 119, 123, 127, 128, 129, 129/III, 132, 135, 135/III, 137, 141, 141 4/0, 142, 142 4/0, 143, 147, 152 A, 152 A 2/0, 152 B, 152 B 2/0, 154/0, 166, 184, 199/0, 200/III, 203, 226, 302, 322
Erich Lautensack – ? 1938 HUM 78, 100, 102, 103
Reinhold Unger – 1880-1974
1934
to
1956
HUM 8, 10/I, 11 2/0, 21/0, 23/I, 24/I, 25, 30 A, 30 B, 43/0, 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, 187A, 188/0, 195 2/0, 196/0, 197 4/0, 201 2/0, 243, 307, 328, 357, 358, 359
Gerhard Skrobek – 1922-2007
1954
to
1993
HUM 5, 28, 51, 58 2/0, 65, 72, 78, 112, 119, 132, 136/I, 138, 142, 169, 170, 171, 182, 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, 618, 690, 2180, 2330
Horst Ashermann
1955
HUM 308, 314, 318, 412
Karl Wagner – 1900-1974
1936
to
1972
HUM 304, 309, 316, 322
Helmut Wehlte 1954
to
1960
HUM 307, 312/I, 321, 327, 328, 339, 340, 345
Theo Menzenbach
1948
to
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 – 1950-?
1964
to
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, 835, 836, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2002/0, 2003 2/0, 2004, 2007, 2008/III, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2014/III, 2015, 2035, 2035/I, 2036/I, 2037, 2050/A, 2052, 2060, 2061, 2063, 2082, 2087, 2091, 2095, 2104, 2105, 2120, 2130, 2148, 2154/B, 2175, 2183, 2200, 2227, 2258, 2259, 2282/B
Rudolf Wittman
1981
HUM 180
Marion Huschka – 1959-present
1976
to
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), 2274, 2288, 2326, 2344, 2360, 2364, 2370, 2373, 2380, 2381, 2388/Z, 2390, 2393, 2394, 2395, 2396, 2397, 2412, 2415, 2417, 2418, 2420, 2422
Tamara Fuchs (Fox)
?
to
present
HUM 9/II, 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
?
to
present
HUM 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
Sylvia Exner ?
to
present
HUM 661

     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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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.

Moderhack, W., & Wagner, R. (2002). Goebel: The collector’s guide. Paducah, Ky: Turner Pub.

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

Created 25 July 2018