At Utrecht Art Supplies, our mission is simple: provide professional artists and students with the finest quality art materials at affordable prices.
Utrecht Art Supplies is a trusted and respected art materials brand. Our products have been studio and classroom staples for decades, used and recommended by professional artists and educators worldwide.
The company began in 1949 when Utrecht’s founders, the Brooklyn-born Gulamerian brothers, started importing fine linen canvas from Belgium. In the late 1950s, Utrecht developed its revolutionary Professional Acrylic Gesso, which worked with both oil- and water-based mediums, introducing unprecedented simplicity to the canvas preparation process. Following the success of the gesso, Utrecht developed the original line of Utrecht Artists’ Acrylics — one of the first acrylic lines in the world. Utrecht Artists’ Oils and Watercolors soon followed.
In recent years, we’ve expanded our paint offerings even further, introducing Utrecht Designers Gouache and relaunching our Artists’ Watercolors in a broader assortment with larger tubes, new colors, and reformulated favorites.
Today, Utrecht continues to manufacture an extensive range of artists’ colors and mediums produced by a team of skilled craftspeople, chemists, and artists. Many of these world-class art supplies are still handcrafted in Brooklyn, New York, using only the finest materials.
In April 2013, Utrecht became part of the Blick Art Materials family. In its third generation of family ownership, Blick is the largest and oldest provider of art supplies in the United States.
Utrecht Artists’ Colors include professional-quality oils, acrylics, gouache, and watercolors. Handcrafted in our Brooklyn factory using only the finest pure pigments — never fillers — and a milling process artists have loved for more than 50 years, Utrecht Artists’ Colors maintain their consistency, quality, and performance from batch to batch and year to year.In addition to our wide range of artist-grade paints, Utrecht also offers Professional Acrylic Gesso, considered by many artists to be the best acrylic ground available today.
Expertly crafted to ensure lasting performance, Utrecht Brushes are exceptional, affordable painting tools. We offer a wide assortment of sizes, shapes, and materials — including gorgeous natural and synthetic bristles — to ensure artists have the perfect brush for every painting style.
Heavy-Duty Stretcher Bars:
Chosen by professional painters for their reliable quality and sure value, Utrecht Heavy-Duty Stretcher Bars are bigger and sturdier than the average stretcher bar. They’re made from seasoned, US-grown wood that’s kiln-dried to resist warping over time, making them a great choice for stretching large-format artwork.
Utrecht is committed to promoting safe, effective use of art materials in the home, studio, and classroom through educational literature, on-demand expert advice, live product demonstrations, and more. Our popular “Ask the Experts” (https://www.facebook.com/UtrechtArtSupplies/app/141149985924076/) service has helped thousands with prompt, accurate information about art materials and studio craft.