London, 10 April 2014, Art Media Agency (AMA).
The curator, dealer, and Outsider Art specialist Monika Kinley died on 9 March, at the age of 88.
Together with Victor Musgrave, Kinley co-founded the Musgrave Kinley Outsider Art Collection, organised thirty exhibitions dedicated to the genre, consistently working to promote it. Born in Berlin, she emigrated to the UK before the Second World War in order to escape the Nazi regime. She studied Fine Art at the University of Hull, before moving to London, where she married painter Peter Kinley. Kinley worked in the Waddington and Grosvenor galleries, before establishing her own following the death of her husband.
Kinley’s collection of Outsider Art, which features 800 pieces by artists including Henry Darger, Made Gill and Albert Louden, has been donated to Manchester’s Whitworth Art Gallery, which is currently undergoing renovation.