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  • Conte Pierre Noire Pencils

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    The Conte "Pierre Noire" pencil is a soft lead with a black that is dense, deep, indelible and matt. Recommended for : nudes, landscapes, laying ra...

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  • Conte Graphite Pencils 601

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    Graphite sketching and drawing pencil, manufactured by Conte and available in 10 grade

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  • Conte Charcoal Fusian Pencils

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    These pencils are considered more abrasive than natural charcoal and most unencased compressed charcoal. Excellent for detailed sketching and lends...

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  • Conte Sketching Pencils

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    This is a dry pencil and can be shaded off easily. With sharpened lead you obtain a finer more delicate finish. With a half worn lead appearance, i...

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  • Conte Sketching Pencil Sharpener

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    Conte Sketching Pencil Sharpener is a handy sized sharpener for use with Conte A Paris Sketch and Pastel Pencils. It features a natural wood finish...

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  • Conte A Paris Crayon Box Sets

    Original price $68.35 - Original price $267.00
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    Conte A Paris Crayons offer rich vivid colours that mix together nicely and can produce a range of effects. Their rich opacity makes them ideal for...

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  • Conte A Paris Pastel Pencil Sets

    Original price $110.00 - Original price $399.00
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    Conte A Paris Pastel Pencils are rich in pigment and larger than most other pastel pencil making them perfect for toning and colouring in. They hav...

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The history of Conté à Paris products starts from the company’s founder, Nicolas Jacques Conté. Nicolas, born in 1755, was a painter, chemist, physicist, hot air balloonist, and inventor during the course of his life of half a century. In 1794, he created the modern graphite lead from a blend of clay and graphite, making it feasible to produce various hardness levels for pencils for the first time. In 1795, he founded a pencil factory in France that allowed him to manufacture his own calligraphy and drawing supplies. During the 1920s, he produced “pencils without sleeves” (baring leads) instead of those made of "Italian stone." He worked to ensure that the colours remained fixed and unchangeable in order to satisfy the needs of the contemporary painters. Artists' pencils and pastels were then created. Over the years, Conté à Paris' expertise and breadth of ranges have allowed it to establish itself as a true reference for artists all over the world. Conté à Paris offers one of the most varied products accessible for drawing, sketching, and pastel work, used by pros, amateurs, and art students alike.

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