|Sister Maria Innocentia 1934|
Before long, her artwork caught the attention of Franz Goebel, a local ceramics factory owner. He had been searching for ideas for a new line of collectible figurines. The first M.I. Hummel figurines, delicately crafted in three dimensions from the charming sketches and paintings of Maria Innocentia, were introduced to the public in 1935.
The young nun died of tuberculosis in 1946. Even today, the ceramic figurines inspired by her tender artistry continue to be lovingly collected by admirers around the world.
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