Golden Artist Acrylics are known world wide for their exceptionally smooth, thick and buttery consistency. They offer the widest range of pure pigments in a 100% acrylic emulsion vehicle available to the professional artist. These colours offer excellent permanency and lightfastness and are not diluted with fillers, extenders, opacifiers, toners, or dyes of any kind. Each heavy body colour is formulated differently depending on the nature of the pigment used, and as result display different sheens and transparency/opacity levels when dry.
At the height of the depression in the 1930s, Sam Golden joined his uncle Leonard Bocour as a partner in Bocour Artist Colors. Leonard and Sam produced hand-ground oil colors for artists. The shop on 15th Street in Manhattan became a hangout for artists from the 1930s through the early 1950s. Artists such as Barnett Newman, Mark Rothko, Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, Helen Frankenthaler and Jack Levine would go to the shop to visit with Leonard, talk to Sam and get paint.