Already in 1865, his painter
friends were desperate to find the good colors of
the past. They were no longer making colors themselves
in their workshops and, at that time, paints were
starting to be offered by a new industry. It was for
these painters that Jacques BLOCKX, a wealthy chemist,
went to work.
To quote Salvator Dali, writing about
Jacques Blockx the founder in "50 secrets of
craftmanship" : "This man who never painted,
will contribute more to the painters of tomorrow than
what we will have accomplished, all the modern painters
his book "Compendium"
published in 1926 he wrote " In a word, I reject
every colour which does not possess the requisite
qualities for ensuring complete permanence in artistic
As nice as they can be, we never indeed prepare transient or unstable shades.
About the quality of ingredients used for making pigments
he wrote on his order form around 1890 : "My
products are certified chemically pure. Liquid are
sold with my registred signature.
Our quality is guaranteed!"
than 100 years later, analyses made by official laboratories
worldwide on paintings confirm it.
Jacques BLOCKX IV writes on color charts : "We
do not, and never have done, prepare transient or
unstable shades. A classification by degree of stability
would, therefore, be out of place". He will also
add about watercolor : "I guarantee maximum stability
against light, of all my shades, which will insure,
through time, your talent as a watercolor painter through
your works of art".
is this very legacy of the finest quality artists
colors always slowly ground on stone mills that the
5th generation guarantees and offers you today.
pioneer spirit is intact.