Blick Art Materials
Blick Art Materials is in its third generation of family ownership and is the largest and oldest provider of art supplies in the United States. Dick Blick's first catalog originated in 1911, and the Blicks' first product was a lettering pen, which quickly became a bestseller. Their "warehouse" was their kitchen, and their "shipping department" was the Galesburg, Illinois post office.
Today, the chain’s products cater to the full spectrum of artists - from children to well-known, gallery-represented professionals. The store’s reputation centers on its superior customer service, extensive selection, and competitive prices.