GAM1980 Alizarin Crimson Permanent


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Gamblin 1980 Oil Colour Alizarin Crimson Permanent

Gamblin 1980 Alizarin Crimson has been replaced by this new Alizarin Crimson Permanent. This is due to the cost and availability of Alizarin Crimson. It is a also a very fugitive pigment and has a very low lightfastness rating. NEW Alizarin Crimson Permanent has the highest lighfastness, and matches Alizarin Crimson in transparency very well. In mass tone, it is somewhat lighter and cooler in value. Because it is formulated with modern pigments, this new color is more intense in tints and retains its chroma in mixtures more strongly.

1980 alizarin crimson permanent

Gamblin was the first colorhouse to develop an Alizarin Permanent. Robert Gamblin formulated Gamblin Artist Grade Alizarin Permanent over 20 years ago. His goal was to provide artists with a more stable color, that was still true to the historic working properties of Alizarin Crimson. Gamblin 1980 Alizarin Crimson Permanent is based on the same pigments and formula as the Artist Grade color.

*Gamblin Artist Oil Alizarin Crimson will remain available.


  • Transparency: Transparent


  • 37 ml
  • 150 ml

True color. Real value. Gamblin 1980 Oil Colors are made with the same dedication and pure pigments that go into Gamblin Artist’s Oils. In addition, they use the same process of mixing, milling, filling, and hand labeling.

In order to reduce the cost of oil colors, some manufacturers use gels and waxes to stiffen colors and replace traditional pigments with less expensive ones.

Gamblin’s approach is different. 1980 colors are formulated with pure pigments, as well as the finest refined linseed oil and marble dust (calcium carbonate). More affordable colors have been made with these three ingredients since oil painting began.

With 1980 colors, artists experience colors that are true, without homogenized texture or muddy color mixtures. This approach of using both traditional raw materials and processes ensures that artists experience the luscious working properties that they expect from their oil colors.

Click here to download the 1980 Color Chart.

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Size ml

150 ml, 37 ml

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