Art and Fable Puzzle Company

Art & Fable Jigsaw - East of the Sun, West of the Moon

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East of the Sun. West of the Moon, by Kay Nielsen. Deluxe 500 piece puzzle with 'velvet-touch' surface by Art & Fable.

Art & Fable aim to expand the audience of hard-working artists and to bring attention to the beautiful illustrations and stories of forgotten fables. Their approach towards accomplishing this goal, was to create premium quality jigsaw puzzles while simultaneously contributing to charity.

Most notable in Kay Nielsen’s body of work was his illustrations for East of the Sun and West of the Moon. Our 500-pc puzzle features illustrations from 2 pages of this book.

Kay Nielsen (1886 - 1957) was a key contributor during the “Golden Age of Illustration” in the early 20th century. Most notable in Nielsen’s body of work was his illustrations for a publication called East of the Sun and West of the Moon, a compendium of fifteen fairy tales gathered by Peter Christen Asbjørnsen and Jørgen Engebretsen Moe, two Norwegian folklorists.

Nielsen provided twenty-five colour plates in his characteristic 4-color process as well as monotone images to populate with witches, heroes, and princesses. The illustrations carry a “freshness and fullness” as described by Jacob Grimm, which Art & Fable has chosen a select few to bring to you in puzzle form. The Danish illustrator is also known for his collaborations with Disney, providing the company with sketches for Fantasia and concept paintings for The Little Mermaid.

Puzzle Dimensions: 48 x 34 centimetres 18.9 x 13.4 inches

Art & Fable licensed artists are full of passion and imagination, providing diverse and contemporary images for our puzzles. From our unique selection, you can choose from puzzles that are beautiful, deeply meaningful, and just plain fun! We are grateful for our partnership with these artists, allowing us to bring fine art into your home, onto your table, and into your hands! 

The team at Art & Fable hopes you will enjoy these painted images and illustrated storybook pages transformed into deluxe, 500-piece puzzles.  The art in combination with our distinctive Velvet-Touch surface is the cornerstone of our mission:  to support charities and artists while providing you with a lovely puzzle experience!

So, whether you puzzle with family and friends or prefer inventive solitude, we hope you enjoy your puzzling time with Art & Fable Puzzles!​