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Charley Harper: Once There Was a Field 1000-Piece Jigsaw Puzzle


Charley Harper (American, 1922–2007) Once There Was a Field Charley Harper’s Once There Was a Field invites us into a wondrous world of birds, blooms, bugs, and butterflies. A breeze. Bees buzz inside buttercups. A bluebird, killdeer, and quail chase grasshoppers on a glorious morning among morning glories. The sounds are long past hearing, the scents past savoring, the sights past seeing, but all will live forever in Harper’s artwork, reproduced for you on this 1000-piece puzzle.
• Gather with family and friends for puzzle-piecing together!
• Our luxury puzzles are crafted with attention to every detail
• High-quality 250-GSM matte artpaper for superior color, crisp details, and no glare
• Ribbon-cut thick board for snug fit and minimal dust
• Produced using thick recycled paper board
• Exclusive selection of art from museums and artists around the world

Box size: 13 x 10 x 1.875 in.
Puzzle size: 25 x 20 in.

ISBN 9781087504124

Charley Harper

Midcentury modernist Charley Harper (American, 1922–2007) portrayed the natural world with heart and humor. In vivid colors and simple shapes, his cardinals, ladybugs, and clever critters have become icons of wildlife art. His illustrations were published in magazines and books, notably Ford Times and The Giant Golden Book of Biology. A longtime conservationist, Harper created posters for more than 50 nature- and conservation-oriented organizations. His US National Park Service posters—massive, requiring a year each to paint—showcase delightful depictions of entire ecosystems in a style he defined as “minimal realism.” In his adopted hometown of Cincinnati, his public works are the legacy of an artist truly beguiled by the wild, one whose art was a quiet catalyst for ecological action.

Customer Reviews

Based on 15 reviews
Martha F.
The Best Harper Puzzles

My sister and I are huge Pomegranate fans! We are stanch puzzlers since the early 1960’s. Our background in collections of Fine Art Paintings in puzzle form began with Museum Gift Shops. When we found Pomegranate, we immediately knew we had found the best quality of producers and finest quality of both production as well as delivery down to every detail. We are thrilled when every order arrives. They truly are special, as their service is superior to none. Any gift to anyone receiving their high quality reproductions is always a delight.

Bonnie Wagner
So beautiful!

Pomegranate is my favorite puzzle store. I always feel like I’m working on an art museum selection.


Charley Harper: Once There Was a Field 1000-Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

Miranda Hemmings
Love your puzzles!!

So much fun putting together your puzzles: beautiful images and a great stress relief

Liz Graham
Once There Was a Field

I have yet to actually open this and work it. Sorry, can't give an actual review for it, but I do love all Pomegranate puzzles and I simply adore Charley Harper's artwork so when these crazy holidays have passed and I can sit down and relax, I'm going to work this puzzle and think of spring and summer and how I'll go out hiking and walking in a field and think of this puzzle and the warm cheerful thoughts I get from the image!

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