BLOCKX is a prestigious art supply brand known for producing artist-grade paints and materials. With a history spanning over a century, the company's dedication to quality, craftsmanship, and vibrant colours has made it a trusted choice among professional artists worldwide. Founded in 1865 by Jacques Blockx, the company has a long-standing reputation for excellence and has become synonymous with fine art materials.
Jacques Blockx was a chemist passionate about colours and pigments. He began making beautiful traditional colours in a small laboratory on his property due to the scarcity of them because of their replacement by industrial methods. “The goal I have strived to achieve is finding a formula that will give the oil-based colours the required qualities of resistance, brilliance and beauty.”- J.B
Every BLOCKX range is based on single-pigment colours, and it is formulation-free from bulking agents and/or additives. The oils, watercolours and pastels are highly concentrated in colour and boast a high pigment content. The colours have a minimum fastness of 7 out of 8 on the Blue Wool Scale, meaning they can all be considered perfectly resistant to light and are particularly vibrant, luminous and intense. All the products are made in Belgium according to pure tradition, to guarantee a palette of colours with dazzling, high-quality brilliance. No production stage is left to chance and control is rigourous. All artists, be they amateur or professional, can therefore work with confidence, because regardless of the BLOCKX colour they use, it will have maximum stability and resistance to light, ensuring the longevity of artists' work and talent over time.
BLOCKX is particularly acclaimed for its artist-grade oil paints, which are crafted using traditional methods and premium pigments. The company sources the finest raw materials from around the world and maintains a meticulous approach to manufacturing, ensuring consistent quality and vibrant colours in their paints. Many professional artists and art institutions value BLOCKX for its commitment to producing paints that meet the highest standards.