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Frederick Weber, Sr.(Center) F. Weber Co. retail store, Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, ca. 1890. (Note the Janentzy & Co. display case. Frederick Weber was a Janentzy & Co. Employee before becoming a partner, then purchasing the business and renaming it F. Weber & Co. ca. 1887.)

TIN Fred Weber’s love of art and his vision of creating America’s finest art materials manufacturing enterprise is fulfilled today as artists worldwide enjoy the superior quality of Martin F. Weber products.

Frederick W. (Fred) Weber In the Laboratory


MAR– North Carolina Coastal Vilage – 1956 Oil on Masonite Panel Frederick W. Weber

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WEB – ER A Weber tradition of fine art materials for over 150 years


Floral Still Life – 1951 Oil on Masonite Panel Frederick W. Weber

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America’s Master Color Maker since 1853

For over 150 years, the name Weber has been synonymous with quality art materials. Established in 1853 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Martin F. Weber is one of the largest manufacturers of art materials in the United States. Originating in 1853 as Scholz & Company, a sales agency, the company evolved through a series of growth partnerships to become F. Weber and Company in 1887 under the leadership of its owner, Frederick Weber. Throughout the late 19th century, F. Weber and Company offered a wide range of imported and manufactured products with a significant number of patents awarded to the company for innovation. In the late 19th and early 20th C — the golden years of the prestigious World Fair — F. Weber & Co. frequently won gold medals for its fine quality info@weberart.com

products. Exhibitions included: 1873 Vienna; 1876 Centennial Exposition, Philadelphia; 1893 Columbian Exposition, Chicago; 1903 Louisiana Purchase Exposition, St. Louis; 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition, San Francisco; and 1926 Sesqui-Centennial Exposition, Philadelphia. The disruption of commerce during World War I caused American artists to seek more American-made art materials, thereby introducing a need and opportunity for F. Weber & Co. to expand its manufacturing capabilities in addition to distribution facilities. By the early 1920s, F. Weber & Co. also had three retail stores; one each in Philadelphia, Baltimore and St. Louis. After the death of Mr. (Frederick) Weber (Sr.) in 1919, his sons, Frederick W. (Fred Jr.) and Ernest, incorporated the company, becoming F. Weber Co., Inc. MFW2014


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Art Industries of Brooklyn, NY, which had created the first signature art sets with the original television artist, Jon Gnagy®. Since its purchase in 1980 by Dennis Kapp and under his continuing guidance, the now named Martin F. Weber Co. produces an ever-widening range of exceptional art materials for artists of all skill levels, as well as signature artists’ products for such well-known contemporary television artists/teachers as Bob Ross®, Susan Scheewe®, Wyland® and Bruce Blitz®. We invite you to share our pride in over 150 years of history and tradition. We pledge to continue offering the creative community we serve only the finest in art and craft products, reaffirming our ardent commitment to continuing improvements in art technology as we continue to serve the creative artists of the 21st century. Since its purchase in 1980 by the Kapp family, and under the continuing guidance of Dennis Kapp, the now named Martin F. Weber Co. produces an ever widening range of exceptional art materials for artists of all skill levels as well as signature artists’ products for such well known contemporary television artists/teachers as Bob Ross®, Susan Scheewe®, Wyland® and Bruce Blitz®.

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Fred, along with other significant responsibilities within the organization, became Technical Director. Fred Weber continued to serve as Technical Director until his retirement in 1967. Being a creative artist and chemist as well as an author of artists’ materials books, he developed many new products. One of the most notable is Original Permalba® White, first formulated in 1921. Fred Weber was the first to develop this nontoxic, opaque white oil paint with smooth working qualities to replace the toxic, lead-based whites that artists had been using for hundreds of years. It remains the artists’ standard in white oil paint. In the 1930s Mr. Weber introduced new pigments to the industry with excellent lightfastness and reduced toxicity to the artist; also, synthetic varnishes to replace the less stable natural materials used in the past. Turpenoid®, still the finest available, exceptional odorless turpentine replacement was introduced in the 1950s. This remarkably early commitment to the development of safer art materials continues to the present. With the publication of his first book, Artists Pigments (Van Nostrand, 1923), Mr. (Fred) Weber (Jr.) became a sought-after lecturer on artists’ materials and methods. He provided advice to many prominent 20th Century artists, including: Thomas Hart Benton, Dean Cornwell, Arthur Dove, Peter Hurd, Normal Rockwell, NC Wyeth and Andrew Wyeth. After the death of Ernest Weber, F. Weber Co., Inc. was purchased by Visual


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from The cover of Art Material Trade News, 1982, featuring Elmer & Dennis Kapp.

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Our mission is to continue to be the industry's leader in developing and producing art materials that adhere to the highest standards for excellence in product quality and safety for both the user and the environment. In keeping with our longstanding commitment to teachers and art education, we are dedicated to making art accessible to people of all levels of abilities by providing art instruction through various media, teacher support and exceptional customer service. Thank you to artists everywhere for 160 years of us spread America's finest artist colors to every corner of the globe. Very best regards,

Dennis R. Kapp, Chairman NAMTA Hall of Fame Member Martin F. Weber Co. America’s Master Color Maker, since 1853

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After purchasing, Martin F. Weber in 1980, we immediately discontinued a substantial range of products, due to the fact that these products were not only unsafe for the users, but extremely hazardous for our team members to manufacturer. This set the tone for the company's future. Weber as the major U.S. Artist Oil brand, set about finding ways to make traditional toxic colors and mediums in non-toxic formulas.

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WeberÂŽ was founded in 1853, by Frederick Weber. I was not there. However, since acquiring he stewardship of this American Treasure, the Kapp family has strived to create a safer environment for the fine artist and the hobby painter.

America’s Master Color Maker since 1853

Dear Friends and Valued Customers,


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Professional Permalba ® Artist Oil Colors

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All colors available in 37mL Tubes Select colors available in 150mL Tubes

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Professional Permalba® Oil Colors are crafted by combining the most lightfast and densely concentrated pigments with safflower and refined linseed oils. The result is professional grade oil color range that has superior color retention, and a creamy consistency that will not crack or yellow with age.

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Artist Oil Oli Colors


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Professional Permalba ÂŽ Artist Oil Colors


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Weber ® Prima ® Artist Acrylic Colors

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Imagine the ease of fluidity without sacrificing pure, intense color and you have Prima-Flo® Acrylics from Weber®. Developed for artists by artists, our newest addition to the Prima® line delivers full-strength color in a smooth, free-flowing consistency. This premium line of decorative paints can be used directly from the tube and because of their high pigment levels, the colors will not dilute when added to mediums. Prima-Flo® can be applied to a variety of surfaces such as paper, wood, or metal and because of its consistency, work beautifully on wood, fabric and other textured surfaces without drag. Use a little with mediums to create glazes, stains or semitransparent impastos or full strength for the ultimate in coverage.


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Artist Oil Colors

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wOil ® Water Mixable Artist Oil Colors

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wOil® Water Mixable Oil Color is a professional grade oil paint formulated with modified linseed and safflower oils to create a stable emulsion that retains the characteristics of traditional oils with the benefit of simple soap and water cleanup. The 33 colors in the wOil range are created with single pigments whenever possible for brighter, cleaner mixtures, and have variable pigment opacity for greater coverage. The entire line of wOil® is AP nontoxic, archival and has a lightfast rating of I or II for permanence.


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Artist Oil Oli Colors


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wOil ÂŽ Water Mixable Artist Oil Colors


Weber 速 Mediums

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Weber ® Mediums

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Weber® Mediums are crafted entirely in Philadelphia by our team of chemists with the advice of expert artists. This exclusive line embodies a broad range of products for the traditional and modern artist, crafter and hobbyist and offers an unparalleled quality and versatility. Whether preparing a surface, creating texture or cleaning and preserving a painting, Weber® Mediums will ensure the best results to enhance and protect your work. Choose from varnishes, flow additives, texture mediums and more, Weber offers a wide assortment that will suit your creative needs.


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速 Weber Artist Oli Oil Colors Mediums


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Weber ÂŽ Oil Mediums


Odorless Turpenoid ®

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Odorless Turpenoid ®

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An odorless, volatile and thin turpentine substitute, Odorless Turpenoid® has the same painting properties and drying time as turpentine yet is free from the strong and characteristic odor. It is compatible with oil and alkyd colors as a painting vehicle either alone or in mediums without affecting color. Turpenoid is also an excellent solvent or paint brush cleaner and will effectively remove paint from clothing.

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Artists’ favorite turpentine substitute for over 50 years. Recognized by artists as the #1 premium odorless thinner and brush cleaner.


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速 Odorless Artist Oli Turpenoid Colors


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Turpenoid 速 Natural

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Turpenoid ® Natural

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Turpenoid® Natural was designed for artists and students as a safer alternative to traditional and harmful solvents associated with oil painting. AP Nontoxic, nonflammable and with no harmful odors, Turpenoid® Natural is safe for artists of all ages and will not irritate skin. It will effectively clean and gently recondition brushes and rinses out with plain water. Turpenoid® Natural may also be used as a medium within recommended guidelines. Or more information about Turpenoid Natural and to download a free brochure, visit

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An effective nontoxic brush cleaner, gentle brush reconditioner and medium.


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速 Turpenoid Artist Oli Colors Natural


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Turpenoid ÂŽ Natural


Prima 速 Acrylic Colors

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Prima® Acrylic Colors were developed to achieve professional results at one affordable price. Pigment-rich with a creamy consistency, they will retain their integrity, even when mixed with mediums and will not fade out when added to white. Superior to student-grade acrylics, the 39 colors in the Prima® line will perform like other higher priced artist-quality colors at a fraction of the cost.


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Prima Artist 速Oli Acrylic Colors Colors


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Prima 速 Oil Colors

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24 colors available in 37mL tubes.

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Developed in our laboratory with the guidance of leading art materials experts and teachers, Prima® Oil Colors will provide reliable, professional results at an affordable price. Unlike student grade oil colors, velvety Prima® Oil is formulated with only the finest hand selected pigments and premium binders to deliver intense colors that will maintain their integrity when mixed with mediums or the most opaque whites. The result is a smooth, even consistency and chroma that can only be compared to higher priced professional grade oil colors.


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Bob Ross ® Artist Materials

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Martin F. Weber Co.

As one of America's most beloved artists, Bob Ross® shared his talent and skill with people all over the world in his series, Joy of Painting, which has aired on over 250 channels and over the course of 40 years and counting. His simple step-by step method and easy-to-follow techniques along with his gentle, soft-spoken manner opened the door for many to the world of art who otherwise would never enjoy painting. The legacy of Bob Ross® lives on in his line of specially designed materials, tools and instructional guides that continue to inspire and educate new generations. Each thoughtfully designed and quality product in the Bob Ross line enables artists to enjoy success from the start. Martin F. Weber® is a proud manufacturer and distributor of this line and hope you will take the opportunity to explore our offerings. From paints and brushes to instructional DVD’s and easels, each product will enable you to achieve maximum success!


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Bob Artist Ross Oli速Colors Artist Materials


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Winter Harvest™ Kolinsky Sable Brushes

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Winter Harvest™ Kolinsky Sable Brushes, as with the original set crafted by Frederick Weber himself, incorporate only the thickest hairs of the male kolinsky harvested during Russia’s coldest months. These hairs are arranged by the most experienced craftsmen with over thirty years of experience and face rigorous inspection to insure quality. The result is an impeccable brush that draws to a precision point as only found in single hair brushes and an unparalleled snap that provides the artist with the ultimate in control. Additionally, each Winter Harvest™ Brush is accented with a beautiful chrome plated ferrule, a feature rarely found in even the most exclusive brush lines today.


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