Tony Bennett, a painter as well as a singer, compares Everett Raymond Kinstler to John Singer Sargent. “Kinstler is that good.” Starting out at age 16 as a comic book illustrator, Kinstler has painted portraits, 1200 in all, including seven presidents, from Nixon to the Bushes, as well as college presidents, senators, governors and well - known personalities, from John Wayne to Katherine Hepburn to Carol Burnett and Paul Newman.
Born in New York and living now in Easton, Connecticut, Kinstler
has a one-man exhibit of his work “Pulps to Portraits” currently at the Bellarmine Museum on the campus of Fairfield University in Fairfield through September 28, 2012. He will speak about his work at 5 p.m. on Thursday, September 20 at 5 p.m., followed by a reception at 6 p.m. at the Bellarmine. The exhibit is free and open to the public, and was organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.
Go to www.everettraymondkinstler.com to see examples of this wonderful painter’s extensive body of work, how he infuses his subjects with his passion for telling a story.