R. Olszewski for Goebel "KinderWay Bavarian Village" Miniature Displays
Robert Olszewski earned a bachelor degree of Science in Art Education from University of Pennsylvania, while a student he exhibited artworks in local Pittsburgh galleries. Upon graduation he taught junior high school before becoming a full-time artist popular for his minatures. Olszewski’s miniatures became popular after mastering the lost wax casting method but was propelled into miniature fame in creating reproductions of Goebel’s Hummels and Royal Doulton figurines. He later accepted the position of Master Artist at Goebel Minature Studios. In the late 20th century Olszewski created his own studio where his leading client was Disney, recreating areas of the parks and Disney films in miniature sculpted scenes. Robert Olszewski’s works have been displayed at Disneyland’s Main Street, U.S.A.; Carnegie Art Museum, California; The Baker Museum, Florida; the White House, D.C. and many more.
|Materials||Glass, Composite, Bronze, Resin, Metal|
|Marks||Maker’s Mark, Country of Origin|
|Maker||Robert Olszewski, Maria Innocentia Hummel|
|Period||Vintage, Late 20th Century|
|Origin||United States, Korea, Taiwan|
|Name or Title||Busy Student, Doll Bath, Cinderella, Bavarian Bandstand Display, Stormy Weather, Goosegirl, Visiting an Invalid, Wayside Shrine, We Congratulate, Waiter, Barnyard Hero, Bavarian Alps, Morning Concert, Schoolboy, Ring Around the Rosie, Bavarian Trees, Serenade, Baker, Balloon Lady, KinderWay, Wayside Harmony, Apple Tree Boy, Blumenkinder “Courting”, Little Sweeper, Little Fiddler, Merry Wanderer Plaque, Accordion Boy, Postman, Bavarian Country School Display|
|Series||M. I. Hummel, Royal Doulton Collection, Children’s Series|
|Edition||First Edition, Retired, Collector’s Edition, Signed|
|Additional Information||Includes duplicates, First Editions, and M. I. Hummel Club Editions.|
- minimal surface and finish wear to figurines; some pieces not attached to displays; light dust residue and wear overall.
- measurements of Bavarian Country School display.