Granada, 1916-Madrid, 1996
Since she was very young, Elvira Loyzaga felt attracted by sculpture. She taught doll art at the School of Arts and Crafts and launched her first doll workshop. She studied the history of doll craft from an anthropological point of view and explored new techniques and materials. She had a special liking for felt, a material that can be found in many of her works. In 1960, at the dawn of Spanish Television, Herta Frankel commissioned her several puppets: Chifú the Cat, The Lion, The Dwarfs, The Singing Birds and the most famous of all, the she-puppy Marilin.
Loyzaga’s international prestige and her company Loy Dolls led her to exhibit in Japan, where her dolls were both admired and produced. Her works can be found in private collections and museums.