Michele Wilson company creates wood jigsaw puzzles unique in the world. It obtained the prestigious label of French living heritage company, which awards French businesses fusing artisan know-how and industrial excellence.
Michele Wilson learned how to cut jigsaw puzzles in the Vera Company, which has been created by a Russian aristocrat in 1917.
In 1975, she started her own business in her family house near Tournus, in Burgundy.
She developed Puzzle Michele Wilson and worked with the most famous museums in the world. Since 1997, Sophie Olle Laprune continues the tradition of hand made wooden art jigsaw puzzles with the help of an enthusiastic team, in Sennecey le Grand, small village near Tournus. .
This unique and stunning puzzle is based on a souvenir fan created for the Universal Exhibition of 1889, in Paris. It consists in a wooden frame and a sheet that is hand-painted in gouache. A perfect gift for fan lovers.
Happiness by Baixeras. Dyonis Baixeras is a Catalan painter form the XXth century. He is a realist and naturalist painter, influenced by Jean-Francois Millet, who believed in the social role of art. He often paints calm seashore landscapes. With a very detailed touch, he outlines the simple happiness of the fishermen at the beginning of the century.
Here is the entrance of the theatre du vaudeville at the corner of Boulevard des Capucines in Paris, painted in 1889 by Jean Beraud. You can admire it at Musee Carnavalet in Paris. The 750 handcarved wood pieces make this jigsaw puzzle more challenging than a traditional puzzle and more fun!
Choosing and assembling a puzzle is an interesting way to discover masterpieces and painters. With a Michele Wilson wood puzzle, hand-carved in France, you cannot find better quality and it is more challenging than other puzzles! Enjoy assembling the 500 pieces of this beautiful and romantic painting by Swedish artist Richard Bergh.
The adult collection of Puzzle Michele Wilson jigsaw puzzles are stunning works of art. Each piece is handcut following along the lines of the illustration. Once the puzzle complete, the piece separation is not obvious, and the puzzle can be framed as a decoration. Challenge yourself with this butterfly jewel.
Choosing a puzzle is an interesting way to discover masterpieces and painters. With a Michele Wilson wood puzzle, hand-carved in France, you cannot find better quality and it is more challenging than other puzzles! Enjoy assembling the 650 pieces of this famous masterpiece : Rue de Paris, temps de pluie.
This painting was created by Marc Chagall in 1939, just before the outbreak of WW I. It is a summary of his life from his upbringing in a Russian village to his later life in Paris. To provide harmony, he balances strong colours, red from the sun and the comb, blue from the fan and the Eiffel Tower, and yellow from the violin and the sun.
Palace of Versailles. XVIIIe Century View This fan is displayed at the Lambinet Museum in Versailles. Full of details, it depicts with details,the kind of intense life at the Palace of Versailles and shows coaches, carriages and sedan chairs. The frame is made of finely-crafted mother-of-pearl.
Edward Cucuel ( 1875 - 1954 ) is an American painter that lived both in Germany and in the US. He was first a newspaper illustrator and , discovered plein-air painting. As in this painting, his artworks often depict young women in idyllic sceneries. He gave much importance to the study of light.
Edgar Degas was born in Paris in 1834. He actively participated in the Impressionist movement, although a personal style. About 1867 he began to paint many scenes of ballet and dance. He often attended the Garnier Opera, inaugurated in 1875 and became " the painter of the dancers"..
Here is a famous painting by Edgar Degas featuring ballerinas during a class lesson at the Opéra Garnier. This collection of jigsaw puzzles is designed with famous works of art and come in a reusable, easy to store, zippered pouch.
This litography was designed by Raoul Dufy in 1929 as an advertising for visiting Paris in Spring! The adult collection of Puzzle Michele Wilson is unique in the world and exclusively illustrated with famous works of art. Piecing a puzzle together allows one to spend time with an artwork and discover it through the details.
This puzzle reproduces a colored map of Paris in 1889, the year of the "Exposition Universelle", for which the Eiffel Tower was built. This gravure can be seen at the Musée Carnavalet in Paris. The 750 handcarved wood pieces make this jigsaw puzzle more challenging than a traditional puzzle and more fun!
Michèle Wilson wood puzzles are unique works of art that respect the artworks they depict through a unique hand cutting process. "La Bouteille de Banyuls", painted in 1914 by Juan Gris, is one of his most famous masterpieces.
The Crimson Rambler, ca1908. Here is a romantic wood jigsaw puzzle featuring a white dressed woman with a floppy hat. She sits on a balcony looking at a red climbing plant, called Ipomée in French. This masterpiece can be seen at the White House in Washington.
"The Great Wave of Kanagawa" is a famous Japanese print. It was presented at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and last year in the Museum of Fine Arts of Boston, MA. It is part of the "36 views of Mount Fuji" series created by Hokusai in 1830, at the age of 70. Mount Fuji appears crushed by the force of the wave.
This colourful jigsaw puzzle from the museum collection of Michele Wilson Puzzles features a painting of Edward Hopper, belonging to a private collection. Hopper designed it in his workshop on Cape Cod in 1944. He developed a personal style based on a rigorous construction and a use of large tint areas, as the ocean in New England.