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"Kendra" Edition Art doll by NIADA Artist SUZANNE GIBSON

Material: bisque (not verified)
Size: 18 inches tall


Suzanne Gibson grew up around ballet and costume design, and became a professional dancer. She loved teaching, and opened a ballet school in California. One day, venting frustration on a lump of clay, she made a ceramic doll. She was then introduced to porcelain and china painting. Her first porcelain doll brought orders for production from I. Magnin in San Francisco, and other series followed, including the Kalico Kids, designed in porcelain then produced by Suzanne and her husband in vinyl. She also designed dolls for production by Reeves International and worked on projects for Steiff company. She later made some of her dolls in felt.

Artist member 1967
Ships from: Jacksonville, Florida. USA
Donated by NIADA Patrons Beverly and Howie Kaufmann


All of the dolls listed in the NIADA Artists Collective have been generously donated to The NIADA Foundation by the artists and patrons of NIADA to raise money to cover printing and production costs of the "NIADA Art Dolls: Rich Traditions, New Ideas" book which showcases the history of the organization and work of 160 artists who have been awarded membership since the group’s founding in 1963. The book was published in 2009 by The NIADA Foundation and The Susan Quinlan Doll & Teddy Bear Museum & Library.

Each artist member creates their individual style and type of art doll. Whether produced as a one-of-a-kind piece or part of an edition, the ideal work reflects excellence; all work must be consistently well conceived, expertly executed without technical faults, and should show an individual identity of design. Work is promoted and marketed by individual artists, and by NIADA in venues such as its annual Show and Sale, conferences, and publications.

The NIADA Foundation teaches and mentors emerging doll artists. All proceeds from the sale of these dolls will go to the NIADA Foundation Scholarship Fund.

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  • Vintage handmade item
  • Materials: fabric, cloth, porcelain, ceramic, paint
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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