Ink (watercolour)

Salis International

Dr. Ph. Martin's (1934)

Originally introduced in 1934 by B. Aronstein & Co. in Flushing, New York, Dr. Ph. Martin’s manufactures the world’s most iconic watercolour ink. World renowned for their vivid colors, special properties, and ability to work across mediums, the Dr. Martin’s round and square glass bottles come in sets of twelve or fourteen. In 1936, Ben Salis started to work for B. Aronstein & Co. and eventually became owner of the company. Renamed Salis International, the company developed a reputation as the best commercial art product company for liquid color worldwide. Today, the business is run by the third generation of the Salis family.

Trivia:
* Dr. Martin wasn’t a real doctor. In the 1930’s and earlier, products with the trade name of ‘doctor’ in the title were given instant respectability and flourished. Today there are still a handful of well known doctor products on the market.

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