Kay Nielsen (1886 - 1957) was a key contributor during the "Golden Age of Illustration" in the early 20th century. The Danish illustrator is also known for his collaborations with Disney, providing the company with sketches for Fantasia and concept paintings for The Little Mermaid. Most notable in Nielsen's body of work was his illustrations for a publication called East of the Sun and West of the Moon, a compendium of fifteen fairy tales gathered by Peter Christen Asbjørnsen and Jørgen Engebretsen Moe, two Norwegian folklorists. Nielsen provided twenty-five color plates in his characteristic 4-color process as well as monotone images to populate with witches, heroes, and princesses. The illustrations carry a "freshness and fullness" as described by Jacob Grimm. Art & Fable has combined two illustrations from East of the Sun and West of The Moon, for a beautiful and fun fairy-tale puzzle. The Art & Fable printing process produces richly colored puzzle pieces with a soft, velvety feel, and absolutely no distracting puzzle glare. Looking beyond the beautifully designed and reasonably sized box, each puzzle contains 3 bonus features. First, is a sturdy, Velvet-Touch print, suitable for framing. The print provides maximum enjoyment of the artwork during puzzling, and long after. Second, we provide a very handy box-top stand. And third, we include a re-closeable bag to prevent lost pieces. Art & Fable Puzzle Company gives back with every puzzle sold. Donations based on the sale of this puzzle will go to Habitat for Humanity.
Art & Fable Puzzle Company
1.6" H x 11.3" L x 7.6" W