Founded in 1900 in Osaka, Japan, Holbein Art Supplies is one of the world’s most respected makers of professional-grade watercolor paints, oil paints, acrylic paints, colored pencils, and much else in art supplies.
Being the largest professional art supplies company in Japan, Holbein’s products are ubiquitous in that country, and tend to be the first choice among Japanese professional and amateur artists. In the West, Holbein has more of a cult following, especially famous for its watercolor paints, acrylic paints, oil paints, and colored pencils.
The single most popular product line abroad is probably the watercolor paints, which are famous for being made without ox-gall, animal byproducts or other dispersing agents. As a result, the paints are slower moving, and have more color density/intensity and greater brush control than watercolors made by other manufacturers. Holbein watercolor paints are also known for drying with almost no change in brightness and hue.
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