Thursday, 15 March 2012

#186 In the field: Everett Raymond Kinstler: "Pulps to Portraits" con't.

. . . for more information please scroll to yesterday's blog.

Ray's inspiration was gleaned from John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) and his friend and mentor, illustrator James Montgomery Flagg (1877-1960).

His illustrious roster of sitters include Presidents Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton, actors John Wayne, Katharine Hepburn, Christopher Plummer and his close friend, the consummate entertainer, Tony Bennett; himself an accomplished painter.

Mr. Bennett introduced Ray at an amusing and memorable talk during the opening. Afterwards, at a gala private dinner at the historic Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge, we had a chance to talk about Tony's new interest - sculpture.  He signs his work with his family name Benedetto,

You will enjoy Ray's website, and the Norman Rockwell Museum website,

Portrait of James Montgomery Flagg  1956

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