Sennelier since 1887

In 1887, Gustave Sennelier, a devoted chemist, established himself as a purveyor of fine-artists’ paints at 3 Quai Voltaire facing the Louvre and steps away from l’Ecole des Beaux-Arts.

Having thoroughly researched the history and usage of pigments, he developed a distinctive process for manufacturing oil colours, formulating precise methods for mixing tones and for controlling their opacity and transparency. His work was so meticulous and his eye for colour so accurate that artists soon began to regard the Sennelier palette as the ultimate standard of quality.

Sennelier since 1887

Since them, Sennelier artists’ quality oil paint have hung the world’s greatest museums, and the Sennelier name has become a legend. Not only is it renowned for sustaining the traditions of the Old Masters, but it is admired worldwide for combining those traditions with the innovations of modern chemistry.

Sennelier has become the "reference" brand that is today for artists because it has always been able to combine the tradition of Old Masters with the innovations provided by modern chemistry.

For 130 years

For 130 years, Sennelier goes on with increasing fervor to combine the traditions of the Old Masters with the innovations of modern chemistry, to please today and tomorow's Artists asking for vibrant and eternal colours.
A History in color