Fifty Years: An Artist’s Journey

in Arts, College of Fine Arts, News Releases
February 7th, 1999

Contact: Joan Schwartz, |

(Boston, Mass.) –A retrospective exhibition of artwork by Everett Raymond Kinstler opens at Boston University’s 808 Gallery on Saturday evening, February 6, and continues through Thursday, February 25.

The exhibition includes paintings, drawings, watercolors, and lithographs spanning a career of fifty years. He has painted five Presidents, including the official White House portraits of Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan.

Originally organized by The Butler Museum of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio, the exhibition has also traveled to Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut and the National Arts Club in New York City. It includes informal portraits of people from many fields, including Katharine Hepburn, James Cagney, Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller, Dr. Seuss, John Wayne, Leonard Bernstein, Alexander Calder, Tony Bennett, and John Silber. It also includes some early magazine and comic book illustrations from the beginning of Kinstler’s career at age sixteen, and studies for his portraits of Presidents Reagan and Clinton.

Kinstler’s work appears in the permanent collections of the National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C., the Butler Museum of American Art, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The exhibition and opening reception are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Sunday 1 – 5 p.m. For information call 617/358-0200.

What: Everett Raymond Kinstler: Fifty Years: An Artist’s Journey

Where: 808 Gallery, Boston University
808 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

When: Sunday, February 7 – Thursday, February 25

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 6, 6 – 8 p.m.

Hours: Tuesday – Sun. 1 – 5 p.m.

For Information: 617/358-0200

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