Left: Edmund Daniel Kinzinger, Untitled, 1919, gold powder, gouache, ink, and watercolor on paper
Right: Edmund Daniel Kinzinger, Untitled, 1932, pencil on paper
Photos courtesy Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden, Dallas, Texas, USA
Letter from Professor Philip Van Keuren
Philip Van Keuren (Professor of Art, Director of the New York Colloquium, Director Emeritus, Pollock Gallery, Meadows School of the Arts, Southern Methodist University) first saw Edmund D. Kinzinger's drawings and collages in the early 1990s when his friend, Irene Coney, who had been an art student of Kinzinger's at Baylor University, Waco, Texas, USA, showed him a box of loose-leaf pages she had saved from destruction at Kinzinger's hands in the 1960's.
In a letter to B de Lange, September 2022, Professor Van Keuren describes the shocking event and the fate of those artworks which survived.
We include his letter here in an effort to add to the very small amount of information that can be found on the life and work of Kinzinger, a figure who had such an impact on the theory and work of Flora Scales.
Professor Van Keuren had the artworks he describes professionally matted in preparation for the exhibition he went on to curate Edmund D. Kinzinger: The Early Years 1913-1935, held at The Gallery, Hughes-Trigg Student Center, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, USA, 16 August - 20 September 1992. Works from Corey’s collection were also included in the exhibition Edmund Kinzinger, Cubist and Other Works: 1910-50, held at The Art Center, Waco, Texas, USA, 5 December 1992 - 14 February 1993, curated by Joseph L. Kagle.