The Artist membership of NIADA was pleased to posthumously elect Carolyn Cook an Academic Member of NIADA at the 2003 Annual Meeting in New Orleans. Carolyn was formerly managing editor of Doll Reader Magazine both for Hobby House Press and later for Cowles Publications. She was especially instrumental in the concept and editorial work involved with Hobby House Press’s publication Doll Artistry in the early 1990s.
She has also authored numerous articles and published a journal for antique doll collectors. As a NIADA Patron for many years she attended many conferences and worked diligently to further her own knowledge of original doll art and to share her knowledge of the art of the doll in all publications she was associated with.
NIADA Patron, Academic Member, dear friend. passed away on April 29, 2003. We will miss her.
This website is proudly dedicated to the memory of NIADA Artist Robert McKinley
The National Institute of American Doll Artists (NIADA), is a vibrant, international organization of artists and patrons dedicated to the art of the contemporary doll.
Founded by four American artists in 1963 with the purpose of promoting the art of the original handmade doll, NIADA today comprises more than 60 peer-elected artists and supportive patrons who gather annually with visiting dollmakers and doll lovers to learn from each other and to share their work.