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Every Man a Rembrandt

Posted by ESC on May 15, 2003

EVERY MAN A REMBRANDT - Slogan for paint-by-numbers kits introduced in 1951. The inventor was Dan Robbins of Chicago. Doug James, a Florida-based art collector who is trading in paint-by-numbers pictures, said that paint-by-numbers wasn't the first mass-produced homemade art. Something called theorem paints was hot in the 1830s and 1840s. From "Would-be painters drawn to kits popular in the '50s" by Mary Meehan, The Herald-Leader, Lexington, Ky., May 15, 2003.