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In 1949 Pablo Picasso asked Henri Sennelier to create a completely new medium that had the qualities of oil paint and soft pastels in an easy to apply stick form. Picasso told Henri “I want a colored pastel that I can paint on anything... wood, paper, canvas, metal without having to prepare the surface.” This collaboration gave birth to Sennelier Oil Pastels. Simply pure intense color drawing sticks with a creamy consistency and smoothness.


Sennelier color store on the Seine - amazing and generous family! By the way, they worked with Picasso to invent the portable color called the oil pastel.