Sunday, June 2, 2013
When I first started collecting, I was amazed to find Donald Hendricks on-line. His Legacy paper doll web site was so much fun -- I loved his witty take on everyone from Jane Austen to Ricky Martin. I always got a kick out of the web site's featured dolls. You just clicked on the image and the doll's dress would change. It was a beautifully designed site.
Donald studied at the Arts Student League in New York and illustrated over 40 books. His artwork has appeared in numerous magazines, in the U.S., and Europe and beyond, and his drawings, paintings and collages have been exhibited in the Tate Modern in London and the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. It was a delight to meet him at the paper doll conventions, and find his work among the souvenirs.
The Paper Doll Review announced in its latest issue that Donald passed away on March 23. He will be missed. Donald's web site was taken down a while ago. Look for his work at convention sales rooms or on eBay.