Flowers, Italy - 440 Piece Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle

Flowers, Italy - 440 Piece Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle

The Italian American futurist artist Joseph Stella painted nature in poetic and vibrant colors.Giuseppe Michele Stella was born in a...
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  • Type: 401-500 Piece Puzzle
The Italian American futurist artist Joseph Stella painted nature in poetic and vibrant colors.

Giuseppe Michele Stella was born in a mountain village near Naples, Italy, in 1877. At 18, he arrived at Ellis Island and took the English version of his name, Joseph Stella. He joined his older brother, a successful physician, and the family hoped he would follow in his brother's footsteps.

However, after a year at medical school and another year at pharmacy school, Joseph Stella found his true passion - the arts. Despite the expectations of his family he chose to follow his heart. While enrolled at the College of Pharmacy, he attended the antique class at the Art Students League in New York. By the end of his first year of pharmacy school, he had given up on his family's hopes of becoming a physician. Instead, he sought after his dream and enrolled at the New York School of Art. 

Although he is recognized primarily for his dynamic futurist paintings of New York, in particular Coney Island and the Brooklyn Bridge, Stella's art goes beyond the urban landscape. He saw beauty and mystery in nature and completed many images of flowers, plants, and birds, each stroke of his brush capturing the essence of life.

He once wrote that his wish was "that my every working day might begin and end, as a good omen, with the light, gay painting of a flower," a sentiment that reflects his belief in the uplifting and transformative power of art.

Although he became an American citizen in 1923, he missed the joy, light, and open spaces of his native Italian countryside and frequently escaped there to paint.

These Italian-themed works, influenced by the bright light, and filled with flora and fauna of his native Italian countryside, are layered with references to the spiritual and liturgical traditions he recalled from his youth. 

The perfect gift for wooden jigsaw puzzlers, and flower lovers, this traditional adult wooden jigsaw puzzle can be done time and again. Our wooden jigsaw puzzle artists have included many shaped whimsy wooden jigsaw puzzle pieces that match the theme of the image, and we have integrated them in ways that will delight and surprise you as you put the wooden jigsaw puzzle together.
  • Includes a Bonus Poster to Guide Assembly
  • Number of Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle Pieces: 440
  • Completed Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle Size: 14" X 14"
  • Artist: Joseph Stella
  • Serial #: NP24-440-714
  • Wood Thickness: 4mm
  • Cut Style: Victorian
  • Difficulty: Level 3
  • Made in the USA
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