R. John Wright always felt his path would lead to a creative career.
Born in Michigan, John attended Wayne State University in a liberal
arts program with an emphasis on art and literature. Following college,
John traveled to New England and settled in New Hampshire.
While browsing in a bookstore, John came across an art book filled
with photographs of antique dolls. He was very inspired by the photographs
and he began to contemplate the possibility of a career in dollmaking.
1976 John began making dolls by hand, selling them in local stores.
Within six months he and wife Susan were expanding production into
wholesale and retail outlets for his dolls.
Today their enterprising company continues to innovate and create
on the outskirts of historic Bennington, VT.
hile the demand
from collectors worldwide increases the Wright's continue to oversee
all phases, always stressing the highest quality materials, craftsmanship
and integrity of design which for over thirty years have formed the
cornerstone of all R. JOHN WRIGHT creations.
John Wright dolls and animals have been honored with numerous
awards, among them: the Doll of the Year (DOTY) award; the Golden
Teddy award; the Dolls magazine Award of Excellence; and Germany's
top bear prize Der Goldene George. In 1994, R. John Wright was the
recipient of the Jumeau Trophy - considered by many collectors and
artists as one of the most prestigious symbols of recognition for
achievement in the doll field.
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