Established in 1853 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Martin F. Weber Co. is the oldest and one of the largest manufacturers of art materials in the United States. Since then, Martin F. Weber Co. has not only supplied artists with the finest quality materials but pioneered new and innovative supplies for a safer studio environment. Products such as Permalba® Oil Colors, Odorless Turpenoid®, Turpenoid Natural® and wOil® Water Mixable Oil Colors are proof of our continued dedication to artists and the environment. We are equally proud of our educational programs, which include products featuring signature artists such as Jon Gnagy, Bob Ross® and Susan Scheewe®, all of whom fostered the growth of countless artists worldwide.
In addition to the in-house manufacturing of quality materials and alongside our sister company, Martin Universal Design, we have established many global partnerships that support our vision of bringing ingenuity to the marketplace. One of our most inventive and creative partners is Minjin Seo, Korean artist and CEO of Mijello™, who has designed and patented more unique and innovative palettes than anyone else on Earth. Beginning with leak-proof and airtight Fusion watercolor palettes, she later explored the usefulness of silver nanoparticles in prohibiting bacterial growth, eventually introducing the revolutionary Silver Nano Watercolor Palette. Mijello™ then developed the ground-breaking Peel-Off palettes, which boast a unique, non-porous surface that quickly and cleanly releases dried paints without the need for scraping. Ms. Seo’s unparalleled inventions then grew to include the most useful and successful product of its kind, the multi-use Artist Water Bucket.
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When Mijello™ introduced Mission Gold Watercolors to the Korean and U.S. markets in 2012, Martin F. Weber Co. and Martin Universal Design were very proud to become exclusive distributors for the entire Mijello™ product line in North America. Mission Gold Watercolors perform beyond expectations! These handmade, richly pigmented colors are combined with a special dispersant and aged in Korean pots to achieve maximum brilliance without artificial thickening agents. This aggregate of elements gives superior brilliance, coverage and consistency of flow to Mission Gold Watercolors over any other watercolor available on the market today.