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Paint-by-numbers creator Dan Robbins started a ‘sensation’

TOLEDO, Ohio Dan Robbins, an artist who created the first paint-by-numbers pictures and helped turn the kits into an American sensation during the 1950s, has died. He was 93. Robbins, whose works were dismissed by some critics but later celebrated by the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History, died last week in Sylvania, Ohio, said his son, Larry Robbins. […]

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