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Winsor and Newton History

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Windsor and Newton has a long history of making fine art painting products.


Windsor & Newton is founded at 38 Rathbone Place, London

William Winsor and Henry Newton established their partnership at 38 Rathbone Place, London. This was Henry's home, which was then part of an artists' quarter in which a number of eminent painters, including Constable, had studios, and where other colourmen were already established.


Crystal Palace Great Exhibition

Winsor and Newton exhibited at The Great Exhibition of 1851 in the Crystal Palace and were awarded the only prize medal open to competitors for artists' colours. This was the first of many successful exhibits in numerous International Exhibitions, including the Chicago World Exhibition in 1893, where Winsor and Newton were awarded the medallion for the development of permanent artists' colours.