Princeton Artist Brush Co.

A Letter from Our Founder

Since the Company started almost 30 years ago, there have been many changes to our business. Our mission, however, remains: to provide the best service to our retail partners and quality brushes to artists. As the founder, I am still very involved with the brand. I love answering your questions through email and phone calls when I can!

Choosing a paintbrush is one of the most important decisions an artist can make. Whether you love using acrylic, watercolor, gouache, or oil paint you can be sure Princeton Brushes will help you create beautiful works of art!

Happy creating,

Howard Kaufman

Our History

Princeton Artist Brush Company is one of the largest brush suppliers in North America. Over 30 years ago, Howard Kaufman began a small brush business in the basement of his home in Princeton, New Jersey. Previously the president of one of the world’s largest art supply manufacturers, Howard had gained a vast knowledge of brush-making and an understanding of the needs and desires of artists. He believed that by focusing on innovation, value, and the best service, he would always have an appreciative audience for his products.

Enter Naohide Takamoto, the third generation of Japan’s revered Takamoto brush-making family. The two worked tirelessly to create the finest synthetic sable, beginning with Princeton’s flagship Series 4050. Howard Kaufman and his team have continued to innovate, inspire, and set the industry standard in hair and handle technology, with the newest technology released in Princeton’s Neptune, Catalyst™ Polytip, and Velvetouch™ Series.

Princeton Artist Brush Co. has expanded and exists within the walls of a warehouse in Appleton, WI. Howard and his family along with a team of dedicated craftsmen, representatives, and experts continue to invent tools that move paint. With a passion for both the tools themselves and the artists that use them, they provide fantastic brushes to the art community.

Princeton Artist Brushes