About our Brushes & Knives
The Italian Artshop is the proud importer of Raphael, Isabey and Rosemary brushes. These suppliers have become known as the Rolls Royce of artists' brushes (in the case of Raphael it has been for over 200 years). At The Italian Artshop we are very proud to be the agents for these prestigious manufacturers and to be associated with their good names.
The art of fine brushmaking has been passed on from generation to generation within Isabey, and the brushes made today are the legacy of that tradition. It takes brushmakers seven years to learn how to make the brushes of the Isabey line. Isabey brushmakers must apprentice ten years before being allowed to make the Kolinsky sable, red sable, and Siberian blue squirrel mop brushes.
Although relatively new to the brush making scene, Rosemary & Co brushes are already the brushes of choice for world-famous artists such as Jeremy Lipking, Casey Baugh, David Boyd, David Curtis, Michelle Dunaway, Michael Klein and many more.