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. .
Claude Monet moved to Giverny in 1883 and in 1893 began the construction of his famous water garden. In 1899 he studied the subject of water lilies for the first time, which he painted in more than 250 versions ! This particular version performed in the spring belongs to a private collection. But you can have an elegant reproduction through this...
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.
This map of Paris is due to French editor Melchior Tavernier and was created in 1630, from a map originally designed by Mathieu Merian (1615). The top of the puzzle is decorated with typical scenes and characters from the 17th Century. The bottom of the puzzle features 2 written spots decorated with war and art emblems, embellished by fruits and...
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.
"La Jetée à marée haute", by Eugene Boudin. Eugene Boudin, a precursor of Impressionism, attempts to portray the light of the skies and water of his native Normandy. This picture, painted outdoors in Trouville, is in a private collection. Boudin introduced a young Camille Monet to outdoor painting.
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.
"The Floor Scrapers", by Gustave Caillebotte 300 Pieces. Michele Wilson puzzles are more difficult than classical puzzles. Every piece is unique and each piece is designed by craftsmen. They are also more beautiful when they are framed because the cutting is almost invisible. These puzzles offer great-looking results when framed.
Here is an educational and challenging wood puzzle for 5 to 8 years children and their parents. On December 17th 2014, the French parliament adopted a new map of France, with 13 regions instead of 22.. It is effective since January 1st 2016.
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!