Prang was founded in 1882 by Louis Prang, an American printer, lithographer and publisher who believed that art played a vital role in fostering imagination and independent expression – especially among children.
Famous for inventing the artist's color wheel, Prang also pioneered developments in the chromolithographic process – a form of color printing that revolutionized modern art. This unique printing process led him to create the first commercially printed Christmas card,
which earned him the title of "father of the American greeting card".
However, Prang's real passion was to champion art in education. So much so that he was instrumental in bringing arts education into classrooms
The same passions that drove Louis Prang's innovations continue to inspire the modern product line. Her core beliefs – that self-expression through art is vital; that the right supplies are key to fostering creativity; and that "child-safe" does not necessarily mean "poor quality" - are reflected in all Prang products.