Everett Kinstler

Everett Kinstler
Born Everett Raymond Kinstler
(1926-08-05) August 5, 1926
New York City, U.S.
Alma mater Art Students League of New York
Awards Inkpot Award, 2006

Everett Raymond Kinstler (born August 5, 1926, in New York City) is an American artist, whose official portraits include Presidents Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan.[1] He is also a former pulp and comic book artist, whose work appeared mainly in the 1940s and 1950s.

Life and work

Everett Kinstler was born in New York City in 1926.[2] He started his career age 16, drawing comic books, paperback book covers, and book and magazine illustrations.[1] He studied at the Art Students League of New York and later taught there (1969 1974).[3] Kinstler also studied at the National Academy of Design.[3]

Kinstler's influences included Alex Raymond, James Montgomery Flagg, Milton Caniff, and Hal Foster.[3]

Kinstler's pulp illustrations number in the hundreds, and cover many different genres including western, romance, crime, mystery, and war. Popular Publications was among the largest publishers of pulps in which his black-and-white illustrations appeared.

In comic books, he was particularly known for his western and romance comic work. He worked extensively for Avon Periodicals, as well as Ziff-Davis Publishing Company, Dell/Western Publishing, National Periodicals/DC Comics, St. John Publications, Atlas Comics/Marvel Comics, and Gilberton. The titles he spent the most time on were Avon's Realistic Romances, Witchcraft, and White Princess of the Jungle; and Ziff-Davis/St. John's Nightmare.

Beginning in the 1950s Kinstler shifted into the realm of portrait painting. He has painted over 1200 portraits of leading figures in business, entertainment and government, including official portraits of Presidents Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan.[1]


Comics bibliography (selected)

As either cover artist, interior penciller/inker or both:

Avon Periodicals

Dell Comics

Other publishers



  1. 1 2 3 "Biography," Kinstler official website. Retrieved 23 June 2007.
  2. Kinstler entry, Artcylcopedia. Accessed June 30, 2014.
  3. 1 2 3 Kinstler bio, Who's Who of American Comics, 1928–1999. Accessed July 1, 2014.

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