The California Desert Mountains, by Charley Harper (American, 1922–2007). As an avid naturalist, Charley Harper’s life’s work was painting the insects, plants, birds, and animals he loved. Early on, his ultrarealistic works gave way to familiar scenes based on bold geometric shapes, crisp lines, and jolts of unmodulated color. Harper’s posters for conservation organizations have become some of his most enjoyed works—skillful and playful menageries of local wildlife. This puzzle was inspired by the American West, which Harper explored while on a traveling scholarship in 1947.
Thoughtfully conceived and engagingly intricate, this 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzles combine superb color reproduction, stunning and unusual images, and sturdy construction to delight generations of novice and veteran puzzleworkers. Not suitable for children under 3 years.