Everett Raymond Kinstler - Stephen M. Ross
American, b.1926
Stephen M. Ross, 2008
Oil on canvas, 53 x 47 inches

Gift of Kara and Stephen M. Ross (BBA '62)

Born in New York, Kinstler started drawing at a young age. He first began with comic books and paper back covers. It was not long until he came into the genre that he would become most known for; portraits. Kinstler has painted for over forty years, creating over 1200 portraits. Many of these include famous actors and politicians including six presidents.

Stephen M. Ross, BBA ’62, is chairman, CEO and founder of The Related Companies. He formed Related in 1972 to develop, finance and manage government-assisted rental apartments. Today, the company includes more than 2,000 professionals who oversee a real estate portfolio valued in excess of $15 billion.

Based on a substantial gift in 2004, the University of Michigan renamed its business school the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.