About ArtSupply.com


Artsupply.com was one of the first domain names purchased in the field of art materials back in 1993.

Tim Kaufmann who worked in the Chicago art supply trade had the vision of a website to sell products on before many even heard of the internet.

He began the website in 1997, and later Robert Fredericks expanded it in 2003. Since 2003 the website grew and now has been a premiere online source of artist materials for over 14 years.

The website was used by Genesis Art Supply in Chicago, a local favorite of many Chicago artists, teachers, students and the community in general from 1997 to 2017. Genesis was a genuine independent art supply store loved by the community which ran from 1989 until 2017, employing many local artists and supporting many community events and organizations. Genesis Art Supply closed it's doors in July 2017. Artsupply.com is now is being run as an online store by Transend Inc. The new owners of artsupply.com

We are dedicated to continuing the tradition of a great and independent online store to serve the artists of Chicago, Los Angeles, U.S.A. and the world.

ArtSupply.com is in the business of supporting you.

We will support you in every way can, by providing you with our expert knowledge, respect for your budget and personal concern for your projects to make sure your creativity flourishes.

Our employees are experts.

Our staff is comprised of artists and art professionals who come from an array of artistic backgrounds and careers. Our team has the people who know about the process and the tools you need. They are experienced, knowledgeable, and dedicated to you.

We treat your money like it’s our own.

That’s why our Customer Service representatives are like your personal budget representatives. We do everything we can to reduce costs and keep things fairly priced. We take great pride in defending your financial interests.


We’ll be your inspiration.

You inspire us, so our goal is to do the same for you—be the foundation of your inspiration and creativity. We want you to remember your experience with ArtSupply.com. The easy-to-use services, the quality products, fair pricing, and the encouragement to be exactly what you want to be.

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