Hummel Master Sculptors

       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 most part in 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 bring life to them and mold them into a clay figure? Here is a list of those master sculptors I was able to 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 about. 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 master sculptor. This list is updated periodically as more information becomes available and more models are released.

The page was updated on 22 May 2021.

    A 49-page companion document to this information including the HUM number, master sculptor, name of the item, the year it was designed or introduced and the number produced (where available) in Adobe Acrobat format can be downloaded here for free. Included are the Beswick, Dubler and Olszewski Miniature Hummel figurines. The document was updated on 3 March 2021.

Sculptor Work Hummel #
Arthur Möller
1885-1972
1910
to
1957

Mel 6, Mel 7, HUM 1, II/1, 2, 2/III, 3/I, 4, II/4, 5, II/5, 6, 7, 7/0, 7/I, 7/X, 9, 11 2/0, II/11/0, 12, 15, 15/0, 16, II/16/I, 19, 20, 24, 25, 31, 34, 44A, 44B, 47, II/47/0, III/47/0, 47/II, 49 3/0, II/49, 49/0, 51, 51 3/0, 56/A, 56/B, II/57, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 79, 79/I, 81 2/0, 82 2/0, 85/III, 89, 92, 93, 94, 97, 98, 101, 106, 107, 109, 113, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 129/III, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 135, 135/III, 137 A, 137 B, 138, 139, 140, 141, 141 4/0, 142, 142 4/0, 143, 147, 152 A, 152 A 2/0, 152 B, 152 B 2/0, 153, 154/0, 157, 158, 159, 163, 165, 166, 168, 174, 175, 176, 179, 180, 181, 182, 184, 189, 190, 191, 198, 199/0, 200, 202, 203, 217, 220, 221, 223, 226, 227, 228, 229, 230, 302, 303, 306, 313, 317, 322, 324, 325, 329, 331, 337, 342, 806, 807, 808, 809, 810/A, 810/B, 811, 812/A, 812/B, 824/A, 824/B, 825/A, 825/B, 831, 832, 832/B, 834, 841, 842/A, 842/B, 851, 852/A, 852/B, 853/A, 853/B, 854, 904, 913, 947, 968

Reinhold Unger
1880-1974
1915
to
1956
Mel 1, Mel 2, Mel 3, Mel 8, HUM 8, 10/I, 13, II/13/0, 4/A, 14/B, 17, II/17/0, 18, 21/0, 21/III, 22, 23/I, 24/I, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 A, 30 B, 32, 33, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 42, 43/0, 45/I, 46, 48, 50, 52, 53, II/53, 54, 55, 57, 57 2/0, 58 2/0, II/58, 59/I, 61/A, 61/B, 71, 71 2/0, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76/A, 76/B, 77, 80, 83, 84/0, 86, 87, 88/I, 94, 96, 104, 108, 110/0, 110/I, 111 3/0, 112 3/0, 114, 136/I, 144, 145, 146, 151, 155, 160, 161, 162, 164, 167, 172, 173, 177, 178, 183, 185, 186/III, 187, 187A, 188/0, 188/I, 192, 193, 194, 95 2/0, 196/0, 197 4/0, 201 2/0, 204, 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 210, 211, 213, 214 (214/A, 214/B, 214/C, 214/D, 214/E, 214/F, 214/G, 214/H, 214/J, 214/K, 214/L, 214/M, 214/N, 214/P), 218, 219, 222, 224, 225, 231, 234, 243, 247, 307, 328, 357, 358, 359, 806, 807, 808, 809, 810/A, 810/B, 811, 812/A, 812/B, 813, 824/A, 824/B, 825/A, 825/B, 831, 832, 832/B, 834, 841, 842/A, 842/B, 851, 852/A, 852/B, 853/A, 853/B, 854, 904, 913, 947, 968
Erich Lautensack
?-?
1937 HUM 78, 100, 102, 103, 104
Gerhard Skrobek
1922-2007
1957
to
1985
HUM 5, 17, 28, 51, 58 2/0, 65, 72, 78, 112, 119,  132, 136/I, 138, 142, 169, 170, 171, 182, 187, 194, 199, 218, 238/A, 238/B, 238/C, 239/D, 251, 256, 261 2/0, 261, 261 2/0, 261/I, 262, 263, 264, 265, 266, 267, 269, 272, 292, 293, 294, 295, 300, 301, 304, 305, 308, 310 A, 311, 314, 315, 319, 320, 320/0, 323, 326, 327, 330, 332, 333, 334, 336, 337, 338, 339, 340, 341, 343, 343/I, 344, 345, 346, 348, 349/0, 350, 351/0, 352, 353, 355, 356, 360/A, 360/B, 360/C, 363, 364, 365, 366, 368, 369, 370, 371, 372, 373, 374, 375, 376, 377, 378, 379, 380, 381, 382, 383, 384, 385, 386, 387, 388, 389, 390, 391, 392, 393, 394, 395, 396 2/0, 397, 398, 399, 400, 401, 402, 403, 404, 405, 406, 407, 408/I, 409, 410, 411, 412, 413, 414, 415, 416, 417 418, 419, 420, 421 4/0, 422, 423, 424, 425, 426 3/0, 427 3/0, 428, 428/I, 429, 430, 431, 432, 433, 434, 435, 436, 437, 438, 439, 441, 442, 443, 446, 447, 448, 451, 452, 453, 454, 455, 456, 457, 458, 459, 461, 462, 463/0, 464, 465, 466, 467, 468, 469, 470, 471, 472, 473, 474, 475, 476, 477, 478, 479, 480, 481, 482, 483, 484, 485, 487, 530, 532, 543, 566, 569, 571, 572, 618, 622, 623, 646, 667, 690, 730, 735, 736, 737, 738, 741, 742, 743, 744, 745, 746, 747, 748, 763, 794/I, 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 R. Menzenbach
Oct
1948
to
Oct
1961
HUM 10, 13/V, 51/0, 114, 125, 172/0, 173/0, 177, 192, 193, 214/D/0, 246, 247, 301, 347, 361, 362, 362/I, 718 A, 718 B, 718 C, 718 D, 718 E, 720
Helmut Fischer
1950-?
1964
to
2008

HUM 296, 297, 298, 299, 301 2/0, 335/0, 341 3/0, 375, 395/0, 426, 427, 428, 435 3/0, 450, 486, 488, 489, 490, 493, 495, 498, 535, 536, 538, 539, 540, 541, 545, 548, 549, 553, 554, 555, 556, 557/0, 558/0, 559, 560, 561, 562, 563, 564, 574, 575, 576, 577, 578, 579, 580, 581, 582, 585, 586, 596, 597, 600, 605, 608, IV/608, 610, 611, 612, 613, 614, 615, 616, 619, 625, 626, 628, 629, 630, 632, 633, 634 2/0, 635, 638, 641, 642, 643, 645, 647, 648, 649, 658, 660, 662, 668, 669, 670, 671, 672, 673, 674, 676, 677, 678, 679, 684, 685, 686, 687, 688, 689, 692, 693, 694, 695, 696, 697, 698, 699, 715, 720, 721, 722, 723, 726, 727, 729, 731, 732/I, 739/I, 750, 751, 753, 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/A, 788/B, 790, 791, 793, 795, 796, 797, 799, 800, 805, 814, 815, 820, 822, 827, 828, 829, 830, 835, 836, 837, 838, 845, 846, 847, 855, 860, 861, 862, 863, 864, 865, 866, 867, 868, 869, 870, 871, 872, 873, 874, 900, 920, 922, 923, 960, 996, 997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2002/0, 2002/II, 2003 2/0, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2008/III, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2014/III, 2015, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2025/A, 2027, 2028, 2030, 2031, 2035, 2035/I, 2036, 2036/I, 2037, 2038, 2039, 2040, 2044, 2049/A, 2049/B, 2050/A, 2050/B, 2051/A, 2051/B, 2052, 2053, 2058/A, 2058/B, 2060, 2061, 2062, 2063, 2064, 2066, 2067/A, 2067/B, 2068/B, 2069/A, 2070, 2071, 2073/A, 2073/B, 2074, 2075, 2077/A, 2077/B, 2079/A, 2078/B, 2082, 2084/A, 2084/B, 2085, 2086, 2087/A, 2087/B, 2091, 2092, 2093, 2094, 2095, 2096(A-V), 2099/A, 2100, 2101/A, 2101/B, 2102/A, 2102/B, 2104, 2105, 2106, 2107/A, 2107/B, 2108/A, 2108/B, 2110/A, 2111/A, 2113, 2116/A, 2116/B, 2120, 2124, 2125, 2129/A, 2130, 2132, 2134, 2135/A, 2135/C, 2135/D, 2135/E, 2135/F, 2135/G, 2135/H, 2135/J, 2135/K, 2135/L, 2135/M, 2135/N, 2136, 2143/A, 2143/B, 2148/A, 2148/B, 2154/A, 2154/B, 2165, 2173, 2175, 2181, 2182, 2183, 2184, 2187, 2190, 2194, 2199, 2200, 2205, 2209/A, 2209/B, 2214, 2215, 2227, 2246, 2249, 2250, 2255, 2257, 2258, 2259, 2261, 2262, 2266, 2267, 2268, 2269, 2270, 2271, 2272, 2275, 2276, 2279, 2280, 2281, 2282/A, 2282/B, 2283/II, 2295

Rudolf Wittman 1963
to
1981
HUM 118, 180, 231, 234
Marion Huschka
1959-present
1976
to
Now
HUM 21/III, 71/III, 199/III, 200/III, 2008/III, 387/III, 399/III, 407, 532, 656, 908, 917, 927, 928, 950, 951, 1999, 2007/III, 2008/III, 2032, 2033, 2034, 2045, 2096(A-V), 2103/A, 2103/B, 2121, 2130, 2133, 2164, 2185, 2197, 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), 2263, 2274, 2288, 2307, 2317, 2317/B, 2326, 2336, 2344, 2360, 2362, 2364, 2367, 2369, 2370, 2372, 2373, 2380, 2381, 2388/Z, 2390, 2391, 2392, 2393, 2394, 2395, 2396, 2397, 2412, 2415, 2416, 2417, 2418, 2420, 2422, 2423, 2426, 2427, 2428, 2431, 2433, 2434, 2439
Tamara Fuchs (Fox)
?
to
Now
HUM 9/II, 573 2/0, 929, 2000, 2010, 2026 2/0, 2060, 2061, 2062, 2063, 2064, 2115 4/0, 2154/A, 2154/B, 2175, 2200, 2203, 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/A, 2282/B, 2287, 2302, 2306, 2323, 2324, 2325, 2327, 2329, 2330, 2375, 2384, 2385, 2386, 2388/Z, 2412, 2428, 2429, 2430, 2438
Anette Barth
?
to
Now
HUM 461, 656, 659, 835, 918, 918/Z, 926, 2068/A, 2122, 2200, 2212, 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, 2269, 2282/B, 2302, 2306, 2313, 2321, 2351, 2363, 2374, 2375, 2376, 2377, 2379, 2383, 2387, 2389, 2395, 2410, 2412, 2413, 2435, 2437
Sylvia Exner ?
to
Now
HUM 550, 661, 2414
Guenter ?
?
to
Now
HUM 550, 2414

     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.

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Updated 1 January 2021.