Princeton Artist Brush Co.
More than 20 years ago, Howard Kaufman began a small brush business very near his home in Princeton, New Jersey. As President of one of the world’s largest and best known art supply manufacturers, Howard had gained a vast knowledge of brush-making and an understanding of the needs and desires of painters. He believed that by focusing on innovation and value, he would always have an appreciative audience for his products.
Started by the late Mr. Heinz Jordan and his wife Emmy in 1936. For the next twenty years, Mr. Jordan sold artist brushes to the commerical artists in Toronto. The company was incorporated in 1953 while it was located at 73 Adelaide Street West. In 1957, Heinz Jordan & Company Limited moved to Sterling Road and became a wholesale only operation with dealers across Canada.
Winsor & Newton
Winsor & Newton manufactures a wide variety of fine art products including: oils, alkyds, watercolours, acrylics, pastels, brushes, canvases, papers, portfolios, and distributes the Derwent pencil sets.
Jack Richeson & Co., Inc. got its start on the third floor of an 1890s Victorian house in the Historic Old Third Ward of Appleton, Wisconsin.
My wife let me utilize the living room, one bedroom and part of the kitchen to handle the inventory. When my son Darren graduated from college with his degree in finance, instead of following what could have been a brilliant career in “Big Business”, he chose to give it all up to take care of ‘ole Dad.
The da Vinci house has a long-standing experience and competence in manufacturing top-quality artist brushes, based on the rich treasure of experience the brush factories in Nuremberg have gained for many generations.
This special know-how has been cultivated and further developed in our factory since the end of the 19th century. Skilled craftsmen guarantee carefully shaped products and many busy hands look after the perfect finish of all da Vinci artist brushes.
In a small town outside of Barcelona in the fall of 1933, Josep Escoda Roig (1902-1982) envisioned and created a brush factory to produce artist brushes for decorative and Fine Art. It would be the first of its kind in Spain and despite a Civil War and difficulty in obtaining raw materials, the company developed and grew. Today, the company has produced nearly 75 million brushes with close to a million brushes being produced each year. They have become a company known for their exacting standards and a conscious sense of what artists want.