Liquitex mostly deals with acrylic paints. They also provide other art supplies that compliment acrylic paints. This American company was founded in Cincinnati, Ohio. The parent company is Colart. The company came into being in 1955 thanks to Henry Levison. He created the first water-based acrylic paint. The company still innovates as far as acrylic paints is concerned. The products were made to be mixed and matched together. As such, artists using Liquitex can create a wide range of effects with these acrylics. I first saw these paints in High School. My AP Art History teacher showed one of the Heavy Body paint tubes with regret. She wanted the students to have better paint to work with. However, the school only provided cheap tempera, from a nameless company.