It was during world war II, when Roger Jullian, who was a French prisoner of war at the time, imagined combining a field easel with a paint box. The Jullian French easel was born.
Jullian have been making easels now for nearly 70 years. When making the easels, attention is paid to the quality of materials used. Premium European beechwood which has been dried outdoors for several years is then sanded and polished by hand before it has its protective coat of linseed oil applied. The easels must then pass strict quality control before it is ready.