Created by Dan Robbins in the 1950s, Paint by Numbers kits were a cultural phenomenon that was embraced by millions of aspiring artists. A cross between a colouring book and a painting, these kits enabled even a novice painter to become a fine artist. The concept was inspired by Leonardo Da Vinci, who used numbered patterns on canvas to teach his apprentices how to paint. Through these kits, Robbins made painting accessible to all, ‘Every man a Rembrandt’ as the packaging said. The finished paintings from the '50s and '60s are now sought after collectors items. We have photographed our five favourites from that era and turned them into these incredible jigsaw puzzles.
This five-puzzle set contains our complete Paint by Numbers collection: Forest, Tropics, Mountains, Ocean and Desert - five unique landscapes that show the great range of these vintage paintings.
The difficulty level of these puzzles is hard. The large number of colours and small details of the paintings make these puzzles a satisfying challenge.
To learn about the history of Paint by Numbers, you can read our article here.
pieces : 1000 each
size : 27" x 20" (68.6 x 50.8 cm) rectangular each
difficulty : 4 / 5