Golden Artist Colors
From producing Oil Colour in the 1930’s, Bocour Artist Colours became an early pioneer of Acrylic Paint throughout the 40s and 50s with their Magna range attracting artists such as Rothko, Pollock and de Kooning. During this period, Sam Golden – the nephew of Bocour’s founder – had been instrumental to the company’s success and 30 years later, having toyed with retirement, decided, instead, to start Golden Artist Colours to continue to ‘make paint for my friends’.
Loyalty from professional Artists, a keen understanding of what the artist requires and a fantastic product range means that Golden is now a respected global brand offering its extensive range of Acrylic paints and Mediums and other Artists Paints.
After 30 years in the paint making business, Sam Golden was drawn back out of a short retirement period to again make ‘paint for friends’ – this time in his barn.
Through some financially challenging times, but with the help of his family, his aim to "make tools for artists’ began to flourish into another successful paint-making company.
Five years after Golden Artist Colors was formed, the company was able to expand the barn into 6,200 square feet of paint production and invention and, so, as the building grew, so did product lines. The original Heavy Body and Iridescent Acrylics grew to include Fluid, Matte and Interference Acrylics.
By the 1990s, Golden products had gained much respect in the art community and more expansion was required to meet the growing demand. During the decade, the company celebrated its 10th anniversary, won numerous awards, added more production space and a gallery and Sam Golden marked 50 years in the business of paint making. He died in March 1997 at the age of 82, leaving behind a legacy of participation in the creative process of artists and their materials.
Today the employee-owned company maintains a culture of individual excellence and community involvement and constantly strives to outdo itself by operating on three principles: 1) Make the best products, 2) Provide customers with the best service, and 3) Find people who can make the first two happen. These principles are the essence of Sam Golden's commitment to artists and their tools and they are how Golden hope to grow a sustainable company dedicated to creating and sharing the most imaginative and innovative tools of colour, line and texture for inspiring those who turn their vision into reality.
Golden offer a comprehensive range of Heavy, Fluid, Open and Speciality Acrylic Colour and a stunning range of Gessos, Grounds, Gels, Pastes, Additives and Special Purpose Acrylic Polymers to offer artists a huge range of acrylic texture, finish and consistancy options so that they can be as creative as their imagination allows!