The first jigsaw puzzle was created in 1760 by John Spilsbury, a British engraver. He mounted a map on a sheet of wood, sawed it into geographic pieces and used the pieces to assist in teaching geography. Even today jigsaw puzzles are used as a learning tool. In addition, jigsaw puzzles are a great family activity, a way to build memories with loved ones, help to develop motor skills, and relax the mind (almost like painting, one stroke or puzzle piece at a time).
Paintings and artwork are no longer just for the walls, Ohio Artist Terri Meyer, has created jigsaw puzzles out of several of her most popular paintings.
Click here for a free online digital jigsaw puzzle of the painting “A Secret Hideaway”.
Click on the first jigsaw puzzle image to activate the slideshow. Below each jigsaw puzzle image is purchase information which will give you a larger view and specific details about the jigsaw puzzle.