Brahms studied Art History at the University of Jerusalem, then joined
a puppet theater. She spent two years traveling, making puppets and
performing with the troupe.
fter her son
was born, Anna left the theater and moved to Jerusalem, where she
began making dolls as well as puppets, and experimenting with different
materials and techniques. She made her first doll from Fimo, a
newly developed plastic clay in 1978, the year her daughter was
born. These early dolls were bought by a gallery in Tel- Aviv and
not long after the family moved to Paris. Soon galleries throughout
Europe began to buy Anna's work.
to the United States in 1981, Anna has exhibited widely in Chicago
and New York, as well as internationally. Her dolls have been displayed
in Christmas windows at Tiffany and Saks Fifth Avenue in New York
as well as at Lincoln Center's Gallery of the Performing Arts,
The Museum of the City of New York and the Muse'e des Arts Decoratifs
in the Louvre in Paris. In the Winter of 2008 the Don Muller Gallery
in Northampton, MA exhibited Anna's dolls in five scenes depicting
Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" and in the Winter of 2009
the Gallery displayed three scenes from "Sleeping Beauty".
dolls and puppets are between 12 and 35 inches tall. Their bodies
are made of cotton on a metal armature. The heads and limbs are formed
of clay, fimo, prosculpt, paper-mache',wood and plaster and painted
with acrylic paint. The hair is goat's hair or silk threads and the
eyes are glass.
nna lives and
works in Conway Massachusetts, where she is inspired by the beauty
of nature around her and especially the magical nature spirits.
view her work click on each thumbnail at the top of the page.