Over 25 years ago, Howard Kaufman began a small brush business in the basement of his home in Princeton, New Jersey. Previously the president of one of the world’s largest art supply manufacturers, Howard had gained a vast knowledge of brush-making and an understanding of the needs and desires of artists. He believed that by focusing on innovation, value and the best service, he would always have an appreciative audience for his products. Enter Naohide Takamoto, third-generation of Japan’s revered Takamoto brush-making family. The two worked tirelessly to create the finest synthetic sable, beginning with Princeton’s flagship Series 4050. Howard Kaufman and his team have continued to innovate, inspire and set the industry standard in hair, handle technology and innovation, releasing Neptune, Catalyst™ Polytip and Velvetouch™ in the past few years.
Princeton Artrist Brush Co. has expanded and exists within the walls of a warehouse still situated near its roots in Princeton, NJ. Howard and his family along with a team of dedicated craftsman, representatives and experts continue to invent tools that move paint and deliver them to the arts community with a passion for both the tools themselves and the artists that use them.