Everett Raymond Kinstler, NA, AWS has studied at the Art Students League, where he later taught. Kinstler ultimately made the transition to portraitist, and soon established himself as one of the nation's foremost portrait painters. For over four decades, Kinstler also has devoted time to painting landscapes and watercolors. He has painted more than 40 cabinet officers, more than any artist in the country's history. Five Presidents — Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, George Bush and Bill Clinton have posed for him. 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, James Cagney, Betty Ford, Gene Hackman, Katharine Hepburn, Lady Bird Johnson, Paul Newman, Gregory Peck and John Wayne. Others include authors Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams and Tom Wolfe: 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 Secretary's of State, and the presidents of universities and colleges including Brown, Harvard, Princeton, Smith, Wellesley, Williams and Yale. He is represented in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Butler Institute of American Art, Brooklyn Museum,etc. Kinstler was honored with the Copley Medal from the National Portrait Gallery, its highest honor and the Portrait Society of America’s Gold Medal Award, also its highest honor.
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