You won’t need to paint like the Old Masters if you’re using the same kind of paint they used. Schmincke began in 1881 in Germany as the result of an endeavor to replicate the resin oil colors used by the Old Masters of the pre-1800s European art scene. Some decades later, Schmincke paints made their way to the US, where Grumbacher gained the manufacturing license.
Eventually, the Schmincke family sold the Schmincke color formulas and manufacturing rights to Grumbacher just before war broke out in Germany in the late 1930s. After the war, Schmincke rallied and restarted manufacturing. Schmincke and Grumbacher also collaborated on creating a new line of acrylic paints. Since then, Schmincke continued expanding and exploring other product lines like watercolor paints, inks, pigments, oil pastels, and more.