In Memoriam: Everett Raymond Kinstler (1926-2019)

by Matthew Innis |

 

It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of Everett Raymond Kinstler.  One of America’s greatest portrait artists ever, Kinstler was a warm and generous person, a skilled raconteur, and an inspiration to generations of artists, including those yet to come.  He will be sorely missed by all those who knew him and admired his work.

 

Portrait of Ray Kinstler by Michael Shane Neal

6 comments

    Albert Slark
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    I really admired his work and a big inspiration to me! have all his books and a DVD, a must for any serious portrait painter!

    Chet
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    I am sorry to hear about his passing. Didn’t know him, but long admired his work. Thank you for posting.

    Christopher
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    Thank you for posting.

    A gifted artist who’s kindness and generosity came across ever time I watched him demonstrate. May he Rest In Peace.

    Kakwirakeron Montour
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    Mr. Kunstler’s personality always shone through – that of a class act. He will be missed by a great many including his old high school classmate Tony Bennett. A giant has passed.

    Kakwirakeron Montour
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    Please forgive the misspelling of Mr. Kinstler’s name.

    Valerie
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    Sorry to hear he’s gone…I lived two doors away from him for many years. The National Arts Club is not the same as when he was in full bloom.

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