Item description for Helen Kish: The Artist and Her Dolls by Louise Fecher...
One of the most sought-after and respected doll artists working today, Helen Kish has created a rich repertoire of work ranging from charming limited-edition vinyl and porcelain dolls to evocative one-of-a-kind sculptures of clay, porcelain, bronze and stoneware. The first book ever published on this renowned artist documents in full color the extensive variety of her creations, from her earliest porcelains in the late 1970's to today's popular vinyl Riley and friends, including designs for manufacturers such as R. Dakin, The Franklin Mint and Pleasant Company.
Well-known contemporary-doll expert and author Louise Fecher has also written a biography of the charismatic artist, based on extensive interviews with Ms. Kish, her family, friends and colleagues, which is accompanied by never-before-seen personal photographs and examples of early artwork. An artist whose inner creative force led her to the dollmaker's life, Helen Kish has already left an unmistakable mark on the doll world - and there is still much more to come. This beautiful book is the definitive illustrated guide to her first three decades of work.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 9" Height: 11.5" Weight: 2.1 lbs.
Release Date Jul 17, 2006
Publisher Reverie Publishing
ISBN 1932485368 ISBN13 9781932485363
Reviews - What do customers think about Helen Kish: The Artist and Her Dolls?
Excellent book May 12, 2008
Love the book. It has lot's of great pictures of Helen Kish dolls (some that I have and love) and interesting info about Helen.
Helen Kish Review: Excellent story of a great doll artist!!! Jan 18, 2007
This is a well rounded book of Helen's past, previous, and current dolls. She is a talented artist and has a very human side to her too! You can see her talent and creativity improve page by page. Her struggles getting noticed by worldwide and national doll and sculpture collectors increases gradually until she is so popular that she finally gets a book about her career as an artist. So many of my dolls by Helen is in this book that I finally have a doll artist book that I will cherished because I can identify most on them in this book. I love the color photos of her work. I haven't read every page yet; but it seems to be accurate. I've also had the advantage of meeting this wonderful artist in person several times at doll events and conventions and she is as wonderful as described in the book. Helen is very down to earth and her husband and daugther are her greatest supporters.
The most popular doll that has made Helen superpopular is little Riley! That little 7 and 1/2 inch doll has so much attitude and has taken over the hearts of many doll collectors worldwide.
I also love Helen for adding many ethnic dolls to my collection and I cherished them very much. I have one of her ethnic black little boys and he is in this book on page 48 and his name is Bailey.
If you are a new or old collector of Helen Kish; you will love to have this book in your collection.
Kish book a helpful guide to collectors Nov 12, 2006
This book is very helpful especially to the new collector of Helen Kish dolls. It provides interesting historical information about the artist, as well as lots of good photos and information about the dolls themselves. I refer to the book often to help identify Kish dolls made in the past. While I am glad to own the book and think it's a good value I would have liked more information on which dolls were made in the USA and which were handpainted by Kish herself. I rate the book FOUR stars.
Helen Kish:The Artist and Her Dolls by Louise Fecher Nov 4, 2006
This is a wonderful book. A must for all Kish collectors. The photography is beautiful.
excellect resource book for Kish Collectors Nov 4, 2006
Thrilled with this edition.. wonderful photographic record of her productions.I have used it many times already to identify a doll before a purchase and in discussion with other collectors on internet groups
As a collector and admirer of the work by Artist HElen Kish, , it was enjoyable to read her personal bio..