The Art of Paul Detlefsen on Jigsaw Puzzles

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Paul Detlefsen was born 1900, and died in 1986. He was a hollywood artist for 30 years.
The artwork of Paul Detlefsen has appeared on puzzles made by TUCO, WARREN, and MILTON BRADLEY (including BIG BEN, DEVON, SOMERSET, THE SEASONS SERIES, and especially GOOD OLD DAYS ).

Here's a partial list:

" By the Bridge ", MILTON BRADLEYTM
" Close of Day ", MILTON BRADLEYTM
" Days to Remember ", MILTON BRADLEYTM
" Going Home " (?), MILTON BRADLEYTM
" Happy Days ", WARRENTM
" Happy Times ", MILTON BRADLEYTM
" In Days Gone By ", MILTON BRADLEYTM
" The Iron Horse ", (?) TUCO
" The Letter ", MILTON BRADLEYTM
" Memories ", WARRENTM
" The Old Apple Tree ", MILTON BRADLEYTM
" The Old Bridge ", MILTON BRADLEYTM
" The Old Mill Stream ", WARRENTM
" The Old Swimming Hole ",MILTON BRADLEYTM
" Sleigh Ride ", MILTON BRADLEYTM
" A Special Time ", MILTON BRADLEYTM
" Spring Blossoms ", MILTON BRADLEYTM
" Springtime ", TUCOTM
" Steam Age Memories ", MILTON BRADLEYTM
" Swimming Hole ", MILTON BRADLEYTM
" Those Were The Days ", MILTON BRADLEYTM
" Water Wagon ", MILTON BRADLEYTM

Also by Paul Detlefsen is the MB SEASONS series:
" Winter "
" Spring "
" Summer "
" Fall "

Other possible titles:
" Boyhood Memories "
" Covered Bridge "
" Horse and Buggy Days "
" Man and Boy in Wagon "
" The Blacksmith "
" The Big Moment "
" The Good Old Days "
" The Good Old Summertime "
" The Smithy "

We hear that SUNSOUT has issued some new puzzles based on the artwork of Paul Detlefsen. Look for them on some of the internet jigsaw puzzle stores on our LINKS page.

Days To Remember
"Days To Remember"

Days To Remember"Days To Remember"


"The Letter"


"Close of Day"

The Old Bridge
" The Old Bridge ", 1982.

A Special Time
"A Special Time"
, 1970. [detail]

Happy Time
" Happy Time ", MILTON BRADLEY DEVONTM, 1969.

Here's another example of Detlefsen's work on a puzzle, in a series which we have only seen in this one example:
Old Mill Stream"Old Mill Stream", by Paul Detlefsen; PAIL-FULL OF PUZZLE, made by WESTMINSTER INDUSTRIES, 1968.
Old Mill Stream[the can], "Old Mill Stream"
Old Mill Stream[more of the can], "Old Mill Stream"
Old Mill Stream[still more of the can], "Old Mill Stream"
See our SALE section to buy this puzzle.


Chris McCann's book,Master Pieces: the Art History of Jigsaw Puzzles.

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