Diana Kingman was born in Philadelphia (1940) and knew at an early age that she wanted to be an artist. Kingman majored in Art History, including a Junior year in Paris in 1960. Upon return she moved to New York, where she graduated with a degree at Columbia University School of General Studies, then worked at the Bettmann Archive. After travels in East Africa, marriage to a Canadian, and two children, she enrolled at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts for their four-year program in painting. During art school and for a number of years afterward she worked in a realistic style, painting still life’s, landscapes and the human figure. In the mid-1980s her style evolved into abstract, eventually dropping all references to subject matter, painting in acrylics on paper.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website