Holbein is a Japanese company based in Osaka, Japan. Formed at the turn of the century, it took the name of the European artist Hans Holbein the Younger in the 1930s. Holbein has become a supplier for artists around the world, including many in Southeast Asia, Australia, South Africa, and Europe. HK Holbein of Burlington, Vermont, introduced Holbein color lines to the American market. Holbein is a member of the Art & Creative Materials Institute (ACMI), a world leader in toxicological services to the makers of Artist Materials. One of the world's largest manufacturers of professional art materials, Holbein is dedicated to excellence, believing that there is no substitute for quality.