Thursday, November 29, 2012

A brush with History...

A sampling of Kinstler's sketches and portraits grace his studio at the National 
Arts Club in New York City.  He has painted more than 50 U.S. Cabinet 
members, seven U.S. presidents and countless celebrities and business leaders.
One week after Everett Raymond Kinstler's successful March 2012 opening of his Pulps to Portraits exhibit at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge Massachsetts, I had the opportunity to interview the master portrait painter at his Grammercy Park studio in Manhattan. 

Still riding high from the celebration of a 70-year career that has taken him from an inker's apprentice to illustrating books and magazines to painting over 2000 portraits of a veritable who's who in the world, the artist/teacher shared some intriguing anecdotes about the joys of being a painter of people. 

The January/February issue of the Artist's Magazine includes the full article (8-pages) and highlights some of Kinstler's celebrated portraits of such luminaries as: Tom Wolfe, John Wayne, Christopher Plummer, to name but a few. 
I took this long shot of Kinstler's studio, which was once occupied by the
artist's early mentor, Frank Vincent DuMond, an American Impressionist
painter and prominent teacher. 

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