London, 1832. Chemist William Winsor and artist Henry Newton bring together scientific knowledge and artistic creativity to produce paints offering an unprecedented choice of colour along with unparalleled clarity and permanence. A series of royal appointments and awards in the late 1800s paved the way for Winsor & Newton to take its colours around the world.
Winsor & Newton was granted its first Royal Warrant by Queen Victoria in 1841, and has received this endorsement ever since.
Today, Winsor & Newton remains by Appointment to HRH the Prince of Wales, and may display The Prince of Wales’s coat of arms. Known for his commitment to ecological issues, the Prince of Wales has additional criteria for companies to qualify for his Warrant, asking that they meet a code of good environmental practice. Winsor & Newton is dedicated to minimizing the environmental impact of its materials and manufacturing processes.
Winsor & Newton continues to expand its ranges and is well-known for its watercolours, gouaches, fast-drying oils, water-mixable oils, and acrylics. The company is a key partner of The Fine Art Collective, a programme that supports emerging talent in universities around the world. It also supports the Griffin Art Prize.