William Schimmel Jr. or "Schim" as he prefers, was born in
Tucson, AZ in 1954. Like his father, Schim also taught painting for many years,
but now devotes full time to his art, which has become immensely popular
throughout the world. His training is largely concentrated on outdoor landscapes, and he developed his realistic and representational skills painting nature scenes, which eventually became the focus of his art. Schimmel's works express his feelings of the interplay of the natural universe, planet earth, its wildlife, and landforms in a surreal juxtaposition that suggests the interdependability of all. Schimmel was also the pioneer of the "eco-surrealism" school of art which is now subscribed to by many other artists. |
Clementoni HistoryConsidering how Italy is well known and often associated with fine art and rich culture, it only makes sense that a well established Italian jigsaw puzzle manufacturer would be known for similar qualities. Clementoni produces puzzles with iconic paintings from many of the great masters as well as breathtaking photographs of land and cityscapes. In addition to creating a line of jigsaw puzzles with elegance and attention to detail, Clementoni also uses recycled and other earth-friendly materials in their commitment to the environment.