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Robert Olszewski for Goebel Wildlife Series and Songbird Collection Miniatures

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Robert Olszewski earned a bachelor degree of Science in Art Education from University of Pennsylvania, while a student he exhibited artworks in local Pittsburgh galleries. Upon graduation he taught junior high school before becoming a full-time artist popular for his minatures. Olszewski’s miniatures became popular after mastering the lost wax casting method but was propelled into miniature fame in creating reproductions of Goebel’s Hummels and Royal Doulton figurines. He later accepted the position of Master Artist at Goebel Minature Studios. In the late 20th century Olszewski created his own studio where his leading client was Disney, recreating areas of the parks and Disney films in miniature sculpted scenes. Robert Olszewski’s works have been displayed at Disneyland’s Main Street, U.S.A.; Carnegie Art Museum, California; The Baker Museum, Florida; the White House, D.C. and many more.

Brand Goebel
Materials Bronze, Resin, Metal, Glass
Marks Edition Number, Maker’s Mark
Maker Robert Olszewski
Period Late 20th Century, 1980s, Vintage
Origin United States
Name or Title Owl – Daylight Encounter, Western Bluebird, Hooded Oriole, Scrub Jay & Magnolias, Autumn Blue Jay, Mallard Duck, Red Winged Blackbird, Spring Robin, Chipping Sparrow, Winter Cardinal, American Goldfinch
Series Wildlife Series, Songbird Collection
Edition Retired, Limited Edition
Number of Items 18
Additional Information Duplicates of Red Winged Blackbird, Owl-Daylight Encounter, and Chipping Sparrow.


- light surface and finish wear to figurines; one smaller display is detached from metal base.


5.0" W x 4.0" H x 4.0" D

- measurements of largest display.

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