The Lifetime Achievement Award

The NAMTA Lifetime Achievement Award program began in 2003 to honor the men and women who have made significant impacts on the Fine Art Materials Industry.

Congratulations to this year's recipient!


2017
Robert Gamblin
Gamblin Artist Colors



2016
Cynthia and Andy Lenz
Lenz Arts



2015
Lynn Klein
Jack Klein
Nora Hackenberg
Artist and Display

2014
Rick Rousseau
Artist Hardware
2013
Howard Kaufman
Princeton Artist Brush


2012
Frederick Mink, FM Brush
Jay Shapiro, Binders
Robert Toth, Canson

2011
Stu Beattie, MacPherson’s

2010
John Jonker, Demco
George Stegmeir, Grumbacher
Leonard Flax, Flax Art

2009
Claudia Myers, Spokane Art Supply
Zora Sweet Pinney, Zora’s

2008
Kenneth Eastman, The Eastman Group
Bill Powell, Wilson Art Stores
Bob Serafin, Graphic Products Corporation

2007
Jim Caraghar, Jim Caraghar Company
Eugene E. Maynard, Maynard Associates
Russell Woody

2006
Bill Cicherski, Asel Art Supply, Inc.
Steve Pleune, ColArt/Winsor & Newton
Dominic Sennelier, Sennelier Company

2005
Vera Freeman, ANW Crestwood

2004
Jerry Haines, The Color Wheel Company
John Benator, Tara Materials, Inc./Fredrix/Tara Picture Frame
Wally Klarman, Tara Materials, Inc./Fredrix/Tara Picture Frame

2003
Jean Bourges, Bourges Color Corporation
Sam Golden, Golden Artist Colors Inc.
Brian Heath, Winsor & Newton, Inc.
Pat Indence, FM Brush Company
Robert Simmons, Robert Simmons, Inc. & Daler-Rowney, Ltd.