Peter Kinley was a painter of near-abstract landscape and figure subjects.
He was born in Vienna and came to England in 1938. Kinley served in the Army from 1944-8 and then studied at Düsseldorf Academy 1948-9 and at St Martin's School of Art 1949-53. He exhibited in the 'Six Young Contemporaries' exhibition at Gimpel Fils in 1951 and 1953 and was influenced by the de Staël exhibition in London in 1953. Kinley's first one-man show was in London at Gimpel Fils in 1954 and in New York at Paul Rosenberg & Co. in January 1961. He has taught at St Martin's School of Art from 1954. His work is published in Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, 'The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture', London 1964. Artwork by Kinley features in public collections including the Tate, Arts Council, Albright, Buffalo, Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.