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Schmincke Akademie Acrylics are an excellent mid-range artists’ colour, for recreational painters, tertiary students, and professionals looking for brilliant, extremely lightfast colours at a good price.
Using artists’ grade pigments and binder, the 60 colours form a sophisticated assortment that includes three shades of white and special effect colours (including gold, silver and neon colours).
The colours are a soft, creamy consistency, ideal for both wide area and detail, suitable for use with Schmincke Pouring Medium, and can be altered with other acrylic mediums.
Like all their colours, Akademie Acrylics are made at Schmincke’s factory in Germany. “Made in Germany” is synonymous with high quality and these are superior in manufacture to “student quality”. They have the qualities required of professional paints, yet priced for tertiary students and discerning artists wanting bulk colour.

Schmincke began at the end of the 19th Century, when the colour chemists Josef Horadam and Hermann Schmincke saw an opportunity to provide the artists of the day with a truly superior artists oil, and so set out to Italy where traditional studio painting was still taught, in search of the nearly forgotten resin oil formulations.
In 1881, at the Academy of Fine Art in Florence, they secured the precision formulations of the Professor Cesare Mussini, a guardian of the old masters techniques, and on these formulations, the two founded their manufacturing establishment under the name H.Schmincke and Co.

In subsequent years, artists’ colours to suit all techniques were introduced, such as Josef Horadam’s patent watercolours of 1892. Through the entire 20th century, every generation of owner has lead the company to its current position as one of the worlds leading manufacturers of finest artists’ colour.