About  US  

Formerly Taws is now serving you as Philadelphia Picture Framing, under the leadership of Nick Bewsey and Tim Weishaar. The shop was formerly owned and operated by Dov Leis whose career at Taws began in 1971.

Nick joined TAWS in the summer of 2021 as a framing associate. He co-owned the successful home furnishings and interior design business, Blue Raccoon, in Lambertville, NJ, and brings more than 25 years of creative experience to the position. Tim Weishaar is an accomplished interior designer and creative director with more than 25 years of experience, including 10 years as a custom framer. Nick and Tim excel at providing their clientele with exceptional service and artistic guidance.

Taws began in 1897 at 9th and Arch Streets as an art supply and photography needs store owned and operated by brothers John and Henry Taws. By 1931 they had outgrown their small location and moved to 1527 Walnut Street. In 1971 the Leis Family acquired the business and transformed it into a hub for local artists featuring art supplies, graphic design, framing, and bookbinding. After one more move to 1530 Locust Street, Taws finally settled at its current location of 1703 Pine Street to focus on their true passion: the art of custom picture framing.

 

 

 


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recent work

French watercolor
French watercolor

Framed with a Country French pickled moulding

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Ruth Bader Ginsberg print
Ruth Bader Ginsberg print

Signed and numbered litho by Shepard Fairey. Mounted and ready for framing.

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Brigitte Bardot
Brigitte Bardot

Large format photograph (108" x 72") that we mounted and framed for a local client.

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Canvas Stretching
Canvas Stretching

A client who moved to Philly from South Africa had a large canvas he needed stretched for his home. Taws Can Do!

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Calder print
Calder print

Often, a simple print comes alive with a bold, colorful frame choice.

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Photographic study
Photographic study

An elegant gold moulding was the right choice for this stunning study in black and white.

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Work in house
Work in house

A wonderful collection of art comes into the shop for framing. A personal favorite: an Empire Strikes Back poster signed by the late Carrie Fisher,

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We Love Dogs
We Love Dogs

Client asked us to frame a sweet dog that recently passed away.

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