Winter in the Village- 351 Piece Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle

Winter in the Village- 351 Piece Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle

$109.95
Radi Nedelchev typically paints scenes of his native Bulgaria. Mostly landscapes with small towns and scenes of village life, all full of color...
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  • Type: 301-400 Piece Puzzle

Radi Nedelchev typically paints scenes of his native Bulgaria. Mostly landscapes with small towns and scenes of village life, all full of color and character and a warm cozy feel.

Born in 1938 in a small village community of Christians and Muslims, his family were farmers, but his mother and father were also artisans, with his mother a weaver and his father a wood carver. 

Although training as an artist at that time in Bulgaria under communism was hard, Radi enrolled at the state art school in Rousse and began to make a name for himself.

This was a time in Bulgarian history when peasant conditions in the countryside were beginning to be transformed through the collectivization process, and many small villages were dying out. Radi began to paint them as a way to keep the old ways and traditions alive, and pass Bulgarian history on to the next generation. 

In 1971 his art was discovered for the first time outside of Bulgaria. His work was awarded a prize for naive art at a worldwide competition in Switzerland and a series of exhibitions followed all over Europe.

Over the years he received many offers from benefactors to help him to leave Bulgaria and the restrictions of communism, but he chose to stay in his homeland. Consequently, he is less well known than many folk artists, especially in the US, but discerning collectors around the world have picked up his pieces and his art is highly valued. Fortunately, after the fall of communism in Bulgaria in the 1990s his work is starting to gain much wider recognition and placement.

The perfect gift for wooden jigsaw puzzlers and fans of the Naive Art, this traditional adult wooden jigsaw puzzle can be done time and again. Our wooden jigsaw puzzle artists have included many village-themed, shaped whimsy puzzle pieces that match the subject of the image, and we have integrated them in ways that will delight and surprise you as you put the wooden jigsaw puzzle together. 

  • Irregular Shaped Edge for a Little More Challenge
  • Includes Bonus Poster to Guide Assembly
  • Number of Puzzle Pieces: 351
  • Completed Puzzle Size: 15.5" Diameter
  • Artist: © Radi Nedelchev
  • Serial #: NP21-351-438
  • Cut Style: Modern
  • Difficulty: Level 3
  • Made in the USA