A Brief Look: The Indelible Craft of Edward Kinsella

 

 

In the few years since graduating from the Ringling School of Art and Design in 2006, illustrator Edward Kinsella has kept himself incredibly busy. Kinsella’s portraits are a sophisticated blend of realism and abstraction — a combination that brings a fresh look when portraying classic subjects like John Ford and his award winning illustration for Mark Twain’s ‘Adventures of Huckleberry Finn‘ for Penguin Classics.

Kinsella’s work has the sense of pieces falling away — what remains of each figure, vital. Kinsella’s work exposes the tenderness inherent to his subjects. Humanity fully on display.

 

 

Toru Takemitsu by Edward Kinsella for The New Yorker

Toru Takemitsu by Edward Kinsella for The New Yorker

 

Jean Genet by Edward Kinsella for The New Yorker

Jean Genet by Edward Kinsella for The New Yorker

 

'Andrei Rublev' by Edward Kinsella for Black Dragon Press

‘Andrei Rublev’ by Edward Kinsella for Black Dragon Press

 

'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn' by Edward Kinsella

‘The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn’ by Edward Kinsella

 

Edward Kinsella illustration for the Criterion Collection edition of the film 'The Brood'

Edward Kinsella illustration for the Criterion Collection edition of the film ‘The Brood’

 

Marilyn Manson illustration by Edward Kinsella

Marilyn Manson illustration by Edward Kinsella

 

'The Seer' by Edward Kinsella

‘The Seer’ by Edward Kinsella

 

Edward Kinsella illustration for the 'Satyricon' Criterion Collection edition of the film

Edward Kinsella illustration for the ‘Satyricon’ Criterion Collection edition of the film

 

Edward Kinsella illustration for the 'Satyricon' Criterion Collection edition of the film

Edward Kinsella illustration for the ‘Satyricon’ Criterion Collection edition of the film

 

Edward Kinsella illustration for the 'Satyricon' Criterion Collection edition of the film

Edward Kinsella illustration for the ‘Satyricon’ Criterion Collection edition of the film

 

Edward Kinsella illustration for the 'Satyricon' Criterion Collection edition of the film

Edward Kinsella illustration for the ‘Satyricon’ Criterion Collection edition of the film

 

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