WHAT IS PAINT BY NUMBERS? DAN ROBBIN’S LEGACY TO THE WORLD



Paint by numbers is a kitschy art form that was popularized in the 1950s. The concept is simple: you are given a numbered outline of a image, and you fill it in with corresponding colors.

The kits were originally designed for children, as a way to teach them about colors and to give them a creative outlet. But paint by numbers quickly became a phenomenon for adults as well. It was a way to relax and unwind, to create a beautiful image without having to be an artist.

Dan Robbins is credited with inventing paint by numbers, and he continued to be involved with the kits throughout his life. He died in 2011, but his legacy lives on in the millions of paint by numbers kits that are sold every year.

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