During the mid-eighties, German doll artist, Annette Himstedt, began making her limited-edition ethnic children dolls, which made her one of the world’s most famous contemporary doll artists. Hallmarks of her vinyl and porcelain dolls are their realism, detail, and expressive faces. Many were fashioned after real children and dressed in authentic outfits or fanciful costumes (Dear Dollies Store). Himstedt said farewell to the doll community in 2009 after creating her farewell doll edition.
For the next several days, daily installations of Annette Himstedt dolls will publish. With the exception of Pemba and Sanga, each doll will have a separate installation. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday installations will resume after all Himstedt doll installations have been published.
Read more about the artist here.