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Princeton - The Right Brush

For Oil Painters
Princeton Oil Paint Brush

Natural bristle, superior synthetics, and fine red sable all selected for oil painting.


For Watercolorists
Princeton Watercolor Paint Brush

Natural sable and sophisticated synthetics that rival the look and response of sable.


For Acrylic Painters
Princeton Acrylic Paint Brush

The softest synthetics to the snappiest bristle for all the forms that acrylic painting can take.


For Decorative Artists
Princeton Decorative Paint Brush

A rich selection of shapes and styles for decorative and technique painters.


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About Princeton Artist Brush Co.

Princeton Artist Brush Co.

Princeton Artist Brush Co.

More than 20 years ago, Howard Kaufman began a small brush business very near his home in Princeton, New Jersey. As President of one of the world’s largest and best known art supply manufacturers, Howard had gained a vast knowledge of brush-making and an understanding of the needs and desires of painters. He believed that by focusing on innovation and value, he would always have an appreciative audience for his products.

Enter Naohide Takamoto, third-generation of Japan’s revered Takamoto brush-making family. In fact, you may be interested to learn that Taklon hair was named for its creator – Takamoto.

The two worked together tirelessly to develop the best synthetic sable. Often copied, but never equaled, Princeton’s series 4050 faux-sable remains a flagship product. Artists love this high quality brush that is a true alternative to much more expensive natural hair brushes.

In the years since, Princeton has brought many unique products to artists. Princeton has led the market in new synthetic hair technologies and handle finishes. We have been at the lead in creating non-toxic coatings for handles, and the responsible sourcing of sustainable wood for our handles.

Committed to Real Value

Today, Princeton Artist Brush Co. is one of the largest brush-makers in North America. Since our start in 1992, artist brushes have been the sole focus of Princeton. Other brush companies make paint, paper, canvas, pastels and easels. Princeton makes one thing: the best quality, most fairly priced artist brushes available today.

Princeton will continue to innovate and maintain our obsession with value. We encourage you to compare our brushes with other brands. Our mission is to always deliver more brush for your money. It’s what we call “Real Value."

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