On the Walls: Everett Raymond Kinstler at the Booth Museum

Everett Raymond Kinster, Portrait of John Wayne, oil on canvas, 44 x 34 in.

Collection of the National Cowboy Hall of Fame, Western Heritage Center, Oklahoma City, OK

Through October 2, 2016, the public will have the chance to see first-hand works by one of the greatest contemporary portrait painters, Everett Raymond Kinstler.  In the exhibition Everett Raymond Kinstler: Journeys West and Beyond, the Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville, Georgia, presents a unique look at Kinstler's Western subjects, including nearly 40 works spanning more than six decades. 

Everett Raymond Kinster, "Sheriff Shoots Back," oil on masonite, 14 x 10 in., 1958

Collection of the artist.

With more than 2,500 portraits to his credit, Kinstler is best known for having painted seven U.S. Presidents, more than 50 cabinet members, and many of the brightest stars in business and the entertainment industry.  (Read more about Kinstler's Hollywood portraits in our blog post here.)  Yet his career began practicing a very different type of art--doing illustrations for Western pulp magazines and novels.  Featuring comic illustrations, landscapes, and portraits of Western personalities like John Wayne and Roy Rogers, the retrospective illustrates Kinstler's significance in the creation of the identity and romance of the "American cowboy" and in shaping our understanding of the West in the American cultural imagination.   

Everett Raymond Kinster, Portrait of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, oil on canvas, 42 x 40 in.
Collection of the National Cowboy Hall of Fame, Western Heritage Center, Oklahoma City, OK

You won't want to miss out on the extraordinary opportunity to see the work of this celebrated artist first-hand.  For more information, visit the Booth museum website.

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