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  • Autopsy for painter Thomas Kinkade

    04/10/2012 12:49:24 PM PDT · by robowombat · 29 replies
    spero News ^ | April 09, 2012 | Martin Barillas
    Autopsy for painter Thomas Kinkade Monday, April 09, 2012 By Martin Barillas The famed ‘painter of light’ Thomas Kinkade once said that his fervent wish was to make people happy. And judging by the numbers of his painters and copies circulating around the world, he indeed made many thousands of people happy with his work. Kinkade passed away on April 6 in Los Gatos, a suburb in the San Francisco Bay area. He claimed to be the nation's most collected living artist, earning him a reported $100 million a year in sales. It is reported that his work is found...
  • "Painter of Light" Thomas Kincade dies at 54

    04/07/2012 7:39:53 AM PDT · by KansasGirl · 142 replies
    CBS ^ | 4/7/2012
    (CBS/AP) One of the most successful artists of all time, prolific painter Thomas Kinkade - the self-described "Painter of Light" - died Friday at the age of 54. A spokesperson for the Kinkade family said the artist died at home in Los Gatos, Calif., apparently of natural causes. Kinkade's paintings were anything but controversial, depicting scenes of a light-filled America with a heavy emphasis on home, hearth and church. His sentimental scenes of country gardens and pastoral landscapes in dewy morning light were beloved by many but criticized by the art establishment. The painter once said that he had something...
  • Thomas Kinkade - "Painter of Light" - Dies

    04/06/2012 10:33:54 PM PDT · by boatbums · 75 replies
    AP ^ | 4/7/12 | John S. Marshall
    California artist Thomas Kinkade, whose brushwork paintings of idyllic landscapes, cottages and churches were big sellers for dealers across the country, died Friday, a family spokesman said. Kinkade, 54, died at his home in Los Gatos in the San Francisco Bay Area of what appeared to be natural causes, David Satterfield said. Kinkade's sentimental paintings, with their scenes of cottages, country gardens and churches in dewy morning light, were beloved by middlebrow America but reviled by the art establishment. The paintings generally depict tranquil scenes with lush landscaping and streams running nearby. Many contain images from Bible passages. Kinkade, a...
  • Thomas Kinkade’s Cottage Fantasy

    06/16/2010 4:14:36 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 67 replies · 1,464+ views
    First Things ^ | June 16, 2010 | Joe Carter
    The painter of light has entered a dark period. Thomas Kinkade, the self-proclaimed (and trademarked) Painter of Light™, is beset with legal troubles. Several years ago, art gallery owners successfully sued his Kinkade’s Media Arts Group for millions after it was revealed that he and company officials used invoked God and their “higher calling” to hide the financial risks of the investments. The settlement put such a strain on his company that earlier this month, he filed for bankruptcy protection from his hundreds of other creditors. Adding to his woes, the artist was arrested on a DUI charge outside his...
  • Painter Said to Be Focus of FBI Probe (Thomas Kinkade)

    08/29/2006 2:34:35 PM PDT · by Cecily · 495 replies · 11,483+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 29, 2006 | Kim Christiensen
    The FBI is investigating allegations that self-styled "Painter of Light" Thomas Kinkade and some of his top executives fraudulently induced investors to open galleries and then ruined them financially, former dealers contacted by federal agents said. Investigators are focusing on issues raised in civil litigation by at least six former Thomas Kinkade Signature Gallery owners, people who have been contacted by the FBI said. ADVERTISEMENTThe ex-owners allege in arbitration claims that, among other things, the artist known for his dreamily luminous landscapes and street scenes used his Christian faith to persuade them to invest in the independently owned stores, which...