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EVE Art Supplies is proud to be the Sole Distributor of Grumbacher Art in South Africa

The best creations call for the best materials. Grumbacher has provided the best for over 100 years with superior color, brushes, mediums, and accessories.

Since 1905, Grumbacher has been a brand trusted by students, professors, art onservationists, and professional artists throughout the United States. We lead the way by setting strict standards of exemplary quality and consistent performance for our materials and tools in service to the art materials industry. Our standards of quality and excellence have resulted in the Grumbacher brand becoming an American tradition.

We take great satisfaction in knowing that artists trust our brand when creating their artwork. Our multi-media products, educational services, and online magazine (thalo magazine) exemplify Grumbacher’s commitment to growing and adapting to the ever-changing environment of the fine art and graphic art industries.

Today, the Grumbacher brand is owned by Chartpak, Inc., a creative products company committed to adhering to the impeccable standards set by Max Grumbacher. Chartpak Inc. welcomes the responsiblity for ensuring Grumbacher’s continued legacy as an American tradition.

We take pride in being an American company and a leader in the industry, for those who, as Max Grumbacher said, "practice art in all its branches".


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EVE Art Supplies sells Schmincke products in South Africa.

Since 4 generations the traditional Schmincke-goal is making and providing the very best finest artists' colours for demanding artists. In 1881 Josef Horadam and Hermann Schmincke, affiliated through their wives, searched and found traditional resin-oil-colour recipes, almost lost during the last period before the invention of the metal tube. (Without tight containers like tubes the resin-oil-colours could not be durably kept while painting outside). At the Academy in Florence, Professor Cesare Mussini (never painting outside) still preserved old family recipes of finest natural resin-oil-colours. They became the initial and immediately successful exclusive program of the colour-manufacturing plant founded by the two chemist colour-men H. Schmincke and J. Horadam, while others continued to make the more simple oil-colours without resins as they became used to before the invention of tubes.

Hermann Schminckelt took Josef Horadam 11 years after the founding of the Schmincke-factory in 1881 to research, develop and further improve „his" watercolour-line to top the water-colours, invented earlier in England. In 1892 he received his first Prussian patent for his „HORADAM Patent-Aquarellfarben", followed by patents in several other European countries like France and Hungaria. Still today MUSSINI® finest dammar-resin-oil-colours and HORADAM® AQUARELL, finest water-colours are the strongest and most renowned legs of the Schmincke program of finest artists’ colours. Of course the whole program is permanently adapted and further improved benefiting especially from newer superb developments of the pigment research world-wide. Less costly but still finest "normal" small oil colour-assortments for the high-class teaching needs of various academy-professors were soon harmonised, rationalised, "normalised" into a relatively shorter but still "finest" Norma® oil-colour assortment (todays Norma® PROFESSIONAL finest oil-colour-line). Those Norma® PROFESSIONAL finest artists' oil colours, comparable to other first leading brands worldwide, allow Schmincke to directly compete with the other leading brands without the need to communicate with users as to the superiority of the most traditional dammar-resin-oil-colours MUSSINI®.