Liquitex acrylic paints
[Permanent Pigments] A brand name for an acrylic water-emulsion paint first marketed in 1954. Liquitex acrylic paints initially used Rhoplex AC-33 as a base medium. Liquitex paints dry quickly to for a tough film with brilliant colors. Liquitex paints were initially thin and runny, but their formulation was changed in 1963 with a thicker consistency for distribution in tubes (Learner 2000). Liquitex paints have been used by Helen Frankenthaler, David Hockney, Robert Motherwell, and Andy Warhol (Learner 2005).
Dry films soluble in acetone.
° Thomas J.S. Learner, Analysis of Modern Paints, Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles, 2004.
° T. Learner, "A Review of Synthetic Binding Media in Twentieth-Century Paints" The Conservator, No. 24, pp. 96-103, 2000.
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
- Tom Learner, A review of Synthetic Binding Media in Twentieth-Century Paints., The Conservator, Vol. 24, 2000
- Thomas J.S. Learner, Analysis of Modern Paints, Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles, 2004
- R. G. Lodge, A History of Synthetic Painting Media with Special Reference to Commercial Products, AIC Preprints, 16th Annual meeting, 1988
- Marie Svoboda, Conservation Survey Index, unpublished, 1997
- Gordon Hanlon, contributed information, 1998