JVH The Oasis 1500 Piece Puzzle – Jumbo
For Decades Jan van Haasteren has created highly detailed, colourful and above all, humorous illustrations. Most of Jan’s fans will immediately search for this trademark – the shark’s fin – featured in every puzzle. But you can also look for other favourite images – Saint Nicholas, The Hands, The Dentures and Jan’s self-portrait which you will find in nearly all of his illustrations.
Through the years there have been numerous Jan van Haasteren 150 to 5,000 piece puzzles in the Jumbo Collection.
Jan van Haasteren was born in 1936 in Schiedam near Rotterdam, Holland. In 1962 he started work doing advertising/illustration and went on to work for Toonder Animation Studios.
Among the many figures he used to draw was Disney’s Hiawatha. After 5 years he left to become a freelance illustrator, creating a comic strip called ‘Baron van Tast’ which became fairly well known. Shortly after he received his first poster commission from Heineken to design the interior of a pub for their Lemon Genever.
This was the start of a long list of posters, which he does for clients all over the world. He has made Olympic Games posters for Philips, a series of interiors of crazy factories for Colt International, posters for banks and insurance companies, etc. Comic strips and posters are his favourite works. He now creates a lot of puzzle illustrations exclusively for Jumbo, which find their way into homes in may countries.