EVERETT RAYMOND KINSTLER
is a native New Yorker, who began his career at age 16,drawing comic books and hundreds of book and magazine illustrations, as well as covers for paper back books. As one of the "golden age"era of comic book artists, his illustrations for magazines, including The Shadow and Doc Savage, have influenced the pop art school. Kinstler ultimately made the transition to portraitist, and soon established himself as one of thenation's foremost portrait painters. For over five decades, Kinstler also has devoted time to painting landscapes and watercolors. Kinstler has painted more than 40 cabinet officers. He has painted the last Five Presidents of the United States. His portraits of Ford and Reagan are the official White House portraits. Among Kinstler's more than 500 portraits are such well-known personalities as Tony Bennett, Carol Burnett, Betty Ford, Gene Hackman, Katharine Hepburn, Lady Bird Johnson. Others include authors, Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Harry Blackmun. Business leaders such as John D. Rockefeller lll; Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan; U.S.Governors, four US Secretaries’ of State, and the presidents of universities and colleges. He was awarded honorary doctorates by Rollins College and the Lyme Academy of Art. The National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C., acquired 50 of his original works for its permanent collection.
He is also represented in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Butler Institute of American Art, Brooklyn Museum, etc. In 1999, Kinstler received the Copley Medal from the Smithsonian, National Portrait Gallery and in 2001 the Portrait Society of America’s Gold Medal Award, their highest honor. A PBS film documentary on his career has recently been completed.
Late in the 1999 Silver Brush Ltd and Ray collaborated in producing three artist brush sets that represent what he felt each student and professional needed to paint portraits, watercolors and landscapes. These sets are sold through online resellers nationwide.
Ray's testimonial about his Silver Brushes is a simple one “Silver Brushes are my absolute favorites”.
The Kinstler sets are sold nationwide through online resellers
EK-112 Kinstler Landscape Set- 13 piece
EK-220 Kinstler Portrait Set- 20 piece
EK-930S Kinstler Watercolor Set- 9 piece
See Ray's paintings:
Enjoy Michael Shane Neal Painting Ray Kinstler at a recent Portrait Society of America Conference: