Everett Kinstler was born in New York in 1926. He started his career age 16, drawing comic books, paperback book covers, and book and magazine illustrations. He studied at the Art Students League of New York and later taught there (1969 – 1974).
Everett Raymond Kinstler is one of America’s most sought-after portrait painters, conveying both the spirit and the likeness of his subjects by means of extraordinary technical facility and keen observation of character. New York Creative: Portraits by Everett Raymond Kinstler focuses on one remarkable segment of Kinstler’s body of work: his interpretations of celebrated figures from the world of arts & letters in New York. Fifty oil paintings, watercolors, pastels, and charcoal sketches of such cultural luminaries as artists Will Barnet and Jacob Lawrence, writers Tom Wolfe and Arthur Miller, and performers Tony Bennett and Paul Newman.