Maria Innocentia (Sister) Hummel
(1909 - 1946)
Maria Innocentia (Sister) Hummel was active/lived in Germany. Maria Hummel is known for Children, human genre painting (basis for Hummel Figurines).
Biography Maria Innocentia (Sister) Hummel
Sister Maria Innocentia Hummel, O.S.F., (May 21, 1909 - November 6, 1946)
She was a famous German Franciscan Sister and artist. She is noted for the artwork which became the very popular Hummel figurines.
Born in Massing in Bavaria, Germany, as Berta Hummel, one of the seven children of Adolf and Victoria Hummel, she was raised in a warm, loving and strongly devout family, living above her father's dry goods store. Already as a child Berta showed creative talent, and developed a reputation in the village as the local artist. Yet she was a cheerful, active girl, who loved the outdoors and the winter sports so common in the Alps. Her father encouraged her artistic talents and, at age 12, enrolled her in wikipedia.org
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