Jack Richeson & Co. Inc 

Jack Richeson & Co. Inc

A Family Business
Jack Richeson & Co., Inc. got its start on the third floor of an 1890s Victorian house in the Historic Old Third Ward of Appleton, Wisconsin.

"My wife let me utilize the living room, one bedroom and part of the kitchen to handle the inventory. When my son Darren graduated from college with his degree in finance, instead of follo...

A Family Business
Jack Richeson & Co., Inc. got its start on the third floor of an 1890s Victorian house in the Historic Old Third Ward of Appleton, Wisconsin.

"My wife let me utilize the living room, one bedroom and part of the kitchen to handle the inventory. When my son Darren graduated from college with his degree in finance, instead of following what could have been a brilliant career in 'Big Business', he chose to give it all up to take care of 'ole Dad.

My daughter, Kelly, joined the family in the accounting department and my son, Shawn, came to take over the beginnings of manufacturing and the warehouse after we moved the operation to our current building in Kimberly, Wisconsin. Soon after, my oldest daughter, Colleen, joined to handle sales and marketing and my son Michael came aboard with critical programming and IT skills. Shawn's wife, Kelly, had been involved in key positions in the company and now heads up our paint manufacturing department.

Colleen's daughter, Jackie, also decided to join the family business in 1995, and after short stints in shipping, receiving and customer service, has landed herself in the role of safety and compliance manager."

- Jack Richeson, CEO

Art School and Gallery

In November of 2004, we broke ground on a 25,000 square foot addition to our building, allowing us to make room for the Jack Richeson School of Art and Gallery. Our family has a collection of over two hundred paintings that are on display as part of a permanent, not-for-sale, collection. Then, one third of the gallery is reserved for well-known contemporary painters to exhibit their work. The last and most important third is for new and unknown painters. We want them to get exposure.

In the middle of the building is our classroom. We are proud to utilize local teachers to teach every variety of art. Every few months, we bring in a nationally known painter for a special workshop. We open the Art School for local painters to come in and paint, chat and talk about their work. We also offer the space to be used for meetings and business receptions. And this is only the beginning!

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Jack Richeson Shiva Oil

Richeson Oil Paints: Tradition, Quality & StabilityThe Shiva Series are a superior brand of oil paint that is made at the factory in the United States, alongside our hand–crafted line of BEST Easels. These oils have a rich history and long standing quality.

Originally marketed and sold as Shiva® Signature Oils, these paints were created by an artist out of personal need and passion. Ramon Shiva was interested in making a fine paint for himself and his friends in the late 1920s. Ramon’s son–in–law saw the potential of this paint and encouraged him to make a real business of it. During this time, Shiva had a sixteen year–old errand boy by the name of Jack Richeson, who made deliveries to the factory and was fascinated by the paint making process (and a fellow who would eventually make his own legendary contributions to the art supplies industry).

The paint took off: during the 1940s thru the 1950s, Shiva became the leading oil paint manufacturer in the United States, and also led the world in bringing back casein, a paint from antiquity. During the late sixties, the company was sold because of illness and the drive seemed to be lost. The quest for purity and quality, once so proudly held by Ramon, was replaced by efficiency and price control brought on by the new owners’ financial administrators. In the year 2002, a lifelong dream of Jack Richeson’s came true. Today Jack Richeson & Company has gone back to all the old formulas of the 1950s that made Shiva oil the top brand in the United States.

Richeson is committed to producing the “Best of the Best.” Richeson Oils ~ The Shiva Series has generated positive response from some of the top oil painters in the country, including Ramon Kelley, Daniel Greene and Kate Palmer.

Richeson uses only pure, artist–grade dry pigments, ground to each one’s own correct degree of fineness and then formulated individually under exacting laboratory controls. They are guaranteed to be permanent, free from darkening, yellowing, fading and cracking, and are bound with the finest grade of alkali–refined linseed oil available.

Richeson Oils have generated positive response from some of the top oil painters in the United Sates!

Richeson Oils go through a rigorous series of processes, which ensures an even distribution of the pigment and results in a buttery, even consistency. Because great care must be taken to avoid overworking the pigment, the amount of time required for the milling process varies greatly for each color—anywhere from six hours to three days. Each color of paint that is made must be treated individually.

Last in the process is “resting time” for a minimum of 90 to 120 days before tubing, so that the pigment can reach its maximum absorption level. Richeson tests the paint through the resting process and only after the oil is determined to have reached its prime is the color tubed.

Richeson’s commitment to provide only the best of the best does not allow for short cuts. 

  • Richeson Oil Colors offer rich color intensity, brilliance of hue and chemical purity available to the most discerning artist

  • Manufactured since 1929, Richeson Oils have gained a reputation for the following:

  • Finest–quality with a friendly price tag

  • Each pure pigment is ground to its own correct degree of fineness

  • Formulated individually under exacting laboratory controls

  • Guaranteed to be permanent, free from darkening, yellowing, fading and cracking

  • Made with the finest grade linseed oil, and pure, artist–grade dry pigments

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Jack Richeson Armature Wire: Armature Wire 32 feet 1/16 inch aluminum wire

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Jack Richeson Armature Wire: Armature Wire 20 feet 1/8 inch aluminum wire

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Jack Richeson Armature Wire: Armature Wire 10 feet 3/16 inch aluminum wire

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Jack Richeson Shiva Charcoal: Assorted Sauce Wood Box 10 pcs

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Jack Richeson Shiva Charcoal: Compressed Charcoal Wood Box 10 pcs

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Jack Richeson Shiva Charcoal: Natural Willow Charcoal Wood Box 50 pcx

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