Black History Month Part II: Black Art Puzzles
Got Lemons? Make Lemonade by Annie Lee from SunsOut. 500 pieces. 15" x 29".[/caption] We have a small but lovely selection of African American Art at Puzzle Warehouse, and here we show case some of those puzzles by Black artists Annie Lee (see earlier artist profile), Keith Mallett and some art in the Tingatinga style. Keith Mallett attended Hunter College in NY and worked as the in-house artist for Frontline Art Publishers. In 1997, 50 years after Jackie Robinson made his breakthrough into Major League Baseball, Mallett was asked to design the official limited edition print to commemorate the occasion. Mallett is a great artist that we can showcase for Black History month as his art has been instrumental in some movements to celebrate African American experiences — for instance, he also created the art for the first book about African American experiences in the Chicken Soup series. Tingatinga art was established by Edward Tingatinga in 1968. It is now the name of art and handicrafts produced in the Tinga Tinga Cooperative in Tanzania. These paintings are characterized by their bright colors painted in enamel and highly decorative patterns. They also commonly feature images of animals. Made popular by Disney television, the vivid art style is a wonderful way to appreciate African culture. Without further ado, enjoy some the best loved puzzles from this theme:
Baptism by Annie Lee from SunsOut. 1000 pieces. 20" x 27"
Tree of Life by Keith Mallett from SunsOut. 1000 pieces. 20" x 27".
Apollo Fantasy by Keith Mallett from SunsOut. 500 pieces. 13" x 19".
Sisters of the Sun by Keith Mallett from SunsOut. 1000 pieces. 19" x 30".
Cranes by Tinga Tinga from Heye. 1000 pieces. 19" x 27".
Storks by Tinga Tinga from Heye. 1000 pieces. 13" x 37".
Elephant Family by Tinga Tinga from Heye. 1000 pieces. 19" x 27".