A 1000 piece, high quality puzzle (19.25 x 26.50 in.) of 'Western Star' painted by Ralph Schofield
'Western Star' was painted by Ralph Schofield in 1981 as a tribute to Western movies and the actors who starred in them. The painting includes likenesses of 36 actors known for their roles in Western films. From Tom Mix, Hollywood's first silent Western megastar who helped create the genre beginning in the first decade of the 20th century, to Robert Redford, Paul Newman, Jack Nicholson and Clint Eastwood, who were in their 40's and 50's at the time 'Western Star' was executed.
Schofield included one woman (Mae West, seated in the stagecoach) and one figure representing a Native American actor (standing on the porch) in the painting. He also painted himself, riding shotgun on the stagecoach.
The original painting measures 40 x 48 inches and is painted in acrylic on canvas.
Ralph always wanted to share this image with a broader audience. His widow, Mary, who turned 90 in 2014, authorized us to make puzzles and prints of the image in order to do so, and in order to make improvements on the pioneer home in Holladay, Utah where she still lives.
The puzzles, in particular, have been popular as holiday, birthday, anniversary, hostess and wedding gifts, as well as for personal entertainment.