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Blockx

Blockx

Founded in 1865 by Jacques Blockx I, the company is wellknown worldwide and appreciated by famous artists' for its extra-fine oils colors. Today, Blockx perpetuates the tradition and offers the best quality products to artists : Oils Colours, Watercolours, Pastels, Pigments, and Auxiliaries.


Already in 1865, his painter friends were desperate to find the good colors of the past. They were no longer making colours themselves in their workshops and, at that time, paints were starting to be offered by a new industry. It was for these painters that Jacques Blockx, a wealthy chemist, went to work.

 

Jacques BLOCKX I 
1844 - 1913
Chemist
Jacques BLOCKX II 
1881 - 1952 
Chemist
Jacques BLOCKX III 
1914 - 1945
Chemical engineer
Jacques BLOCKX IV
Born in 1944
Chemical engineer
Catherine BLOCKX 
Born in 1976
Pharmacist


To quote Salvator Dali, writing about Jacques Blockx the founder in '50 secrets of craftmanship' : 'This man who never painted, will contribute more to the painters of tomorrow than what we will have accomplished, all the modern painters together'.

 

In his book 'Compendium' published in 1926 he wrote 'In a word, I reject every colour which does not possess the requisite qualities for ensuring complete permanence in artistic painting'.


As nice they can be, we never indeed prepare transient or unstable shades.
About the quality of ingredients used for making pigments he wrote on his order form around 1890 : "My products are certified chemically pure. Liquid are sold with my registred signature. Our quality is guaranteed!"

 

More than 100 years later, analyses made by official laboratories worldwide on paintings confirm it.

Jacques Blockx IV writes on colour charts : 'We do not, and never have done, prepare transient or unstable shades. A classification by degree of stability would, therefore, be out of place'. He will also add about watercolour : 'I guarantee maximum stability against light, of all my shades, which will insure, through time, your talent as a watercolour painter through your works of art'.

 

It is this very legacy of the finest quality artists colours always slowly ground on stone mills that the 5th generation guarantee and offer you today.

 

The pioneer spirit is intact.



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