Two butterfly-winged dolls by Shirley Peck: Jumonia and Sonoran Blue.

By Renee Goldberg

The doll world is a little sadder with the recent passing of beloved doll artist Shirley Peck. Her doll company, American Beauty Dolls, made highly collectable porcelain dolls early in her career. Later Shirley created adorable little boy and girl felt dolls. She is also remembered as a wonderful friend to those who knew her, a gifted painter, and a distinguished college professor.

Three dolls by Shirley Peck: Tiger Swallowtail Fairy, Angel Wing Fairy 1, and Angel Wing Fairy 2