The World's Leading Supplier of Artists' Materials

The Brands

ColArt comprises a group of famous art materials companies of complementary character and with origins dating back to the early 18th Century. This proud history forms the cornerstone of a unique brand heritage.

Lefranc & Bourgeois
Founded 1720
European leader in colour for artists, crafters and children (Color & Co). Wide range of artists’ colours, surfaces, brushes and accessories, children’s colours and craft colours.

Founded 1766
Now one of the world’s fastest growing major brands of colour. Value sets as ‘introduction to fine art’ and education colour products.

Founded 1795
In 1794 Nicolas Jaques Conte developed the modern graphite lead from a mixture of clay and graphite, finally making it possible to create different grades of pencil hardness.

Winsor & Newton
Founded 1832
The world’s leading artist colour brand. Wide range of artists’ colours, surfaces, brushes and accessories.

Founded 1955
The world’s leading artist acrylic brand. Totally focussed on acrylics, with wide range of colours, gels and mediums.

Founded 1989
The world’s favourite face and body paint

At the heart of the ColArt expertise lies a commitment to nurture and develop these great brands.We do this by celebrating their diversity, fostering their individuality and preserving their unique elements of heritage.

At the same time, we constantly respond to the changing needs of artists by improving the performance of all the product ranges through the application of the latest available technology.

Today, ColArt is by far the leading supplier of artists’ materials in the world, with a portfolio that includes three of the world’s top six artists’ colour brands.