The history of Strathmore Paper Company
The history of Strathmore Paper Company began in 1892 on St. Patrick's Day when its founder, Horace Moses, opened the Mittineague paper mill in West Springfield, MA. Soon after opening the first mill, Mr. Moses visited the Valley of Strathmore in Scotland. The thistle was in full bloom and the beauty of the site impressed Horace Moses so much that he started using the name and the thistle as a symbol of high-quality art and printing papers.The Strathmore brand name began to appear on our fine art papers in 1899, first with Charcoal and soon after with Strathmore Bristol. The Strathmore brand quickly became known as one of the highest quality art papers used by many leading artists around the world.
Strathmore, the artist's choice
Whether your choice of medium is watercolor, charcoal, pastel, pencil or pen and ink you can be confident that Strathmore will enhance your artistic efforts! The choice of papers is one of the most important decisions an artist makes in determining the outcome of their work. For lasting works of art, Strathmore is the artist's choice.