Daniel Smith (art materials)

Coordinates: 47°33′56″N 122°20′03″W / 47.565465°N 122.334084°W / 47.565465; -122.334084
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Daniel Smith
IndustryArt materials
Founded1976; 47 years ago (1976) [1]
FounderDaniel Smith
United States
Area served
United States
ProductsOil paints, watercolor paintings

Daniel Smith (sometimes advertised as "Daniel Smith Artists' Materials" or "Daniel Smith Art Supply") is an art supply manufacturer and retailer. Dan Smith, a noted printmaking artist,[2] founded the operation in 1976, endeavoring to produce artist grade printmaking ink.[3] [4] Later, watercolors and oil paints were added to its products.

A Daniel Smith store pictured in 2013

Daniel Smith's paint manufacturing facility is located in Seattle, Washington, where it mills pigments and mixes the final paint product.

One of the unique approaches to paint that the company focuses on is the use of pigments derived from semi-precious minerals and other unique geological deposits. The PrimaTek® collection of colors has paints derived from turquoise, amethyst, lapis lazuli, rhodonite, kyanite and serpentine.[5]


  • Gragg, Randy "Daniel Smith Takes A Detour" The Oregonian [Portland, Or] 13 Sep 1998: F06.
  • Massa, Leslie. "Daniel Smith, 1995/1996" Catalog Age 13. 9 (Sep 1996): 95.
  • Miller, Paul. "Good hygiene works for Daniel Smith" Catalog Age 19. 7 (Jun 2002): 49.


  1. ^ "Color Science". Daniel Smith. Archived from the original on 2018-12-20. Retrieved May 13, 2018.
  2. ^ Updike, Robin. "Daniel Smith Cuts A Swath On Art Scene" Seattle Times 23 Dec 1996
  3. ^ Making Etching Ink with Daniel Smith, archived from the original on 2021-12-13, retrieved 2021-07-11
  4. ^ "Daniel Smith art supplies and accessories". 1999-10-08. Archived from the original on 1999-10-08. Retrieved 2021-07-11.
  5. ^ Keys, Darrell. "DANIEL SMITH PrimaTek™ Watercolors". DANIEL SMITH Artists’ Materials. Retrieved 2021-07-11.

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