Philip Heath Dolls

This week, installations published on Monday through Saturday will feature dolls by the late Philip Heath.

Born in 1948 in Stoke on Kent, England “Philip was a master at capturing a child’s heart and soul. All his dolls were sculpted after real children… He sculpted for Gotz for quite a few years, who in turn produced his dolls in vinyl… He often sculpted a doll after a real child seen in his travels… Philip decided to leave Gotz in 2000 and explore other avenues.  In 2001 he opened his own company” ( and continued to create his masterpiece doll art.

Many dolls Heath met in his travels represented children of African descent. These installations include some of Heath’s tan and brown-skinned dolls.

See Patricia from Heath’s Renaissance Collection, installed in 2021, here.

Additionally, subscribers can see other dolls by Philip Heath on Pinterest here.

Philip Heath died on November 28, 2011, in Worcestershire, United Kingdom.

Angelica and Aaron by Philip Heath

Published by DeeBeeGee

Doll collector, historian, co-founder of the first e-zine devoted to collecting black dolls; author of black-doll reference books, doll blogs, and doll magazine articles.

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