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Edward Kinsella

Edward Kinsella, illustration and portraits
Edward Kinsella III is a St. Louis based illustrator whose client list includes The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Playboy, The Boston Globe, Wired, Washington Post, Simon and Schuster, and Penguin, among others.

His approach to his subjects, though sometimes straightforward, often includes a narrative twist. His visual approach plays with subtle variations in color and value, augmented with texture.

His subjects are often rendered essentially in subdued monochrome, but offset with a background or single object of a more intense color.

Sometimes, this is reversed, with the color on the highlighted subject, but always within deftly restrained value and color ranges.

In addition to his website portfolio and a portfolio on the site of his artists’ representatives, Richard Solomon, Kinsella’s home page serves as a blog (there are links to additional pages at the bottom, though the icons seem to be missing).

Kinsella also has a sketchbook, on Tumblr, in which he frequently plays with the deep chiaroscuro available in ink.

The Richard Solomon site includes a page on Kinsella’s process.