Dan Robbins, the artist behind the paint-by-numbers craze that swept America, has died in Sylvania, Ohio, at the age of 93, his son told the AP news agency.
He was working at a paint products firm in the 1940s when he invented the kits.
By the 1950s millions were being sold across the US every year.
His inspiration for the idea came from Leonardo da Vinci, who used a similar method when teaching his apprentices how to paint. Read more