Last Updated: 02 Mar, 2023 | Views: 59
Famous For: San Francisco, Lombard Street
Higher Education: Art Center College of Design
Thomas Kinkade was an American painter and businessman. He was born in 1958 in Sacramento, California and died in 2012. Kinkade was known for his romantic, idyllic, and nostalgic paintings, which often depict cozy cottages, quaint villages, and other peaceful scenes.
Thomas Kinkade Education:
Kinkade studied at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.
Thomas Kinkade Career:
Kinkade's work was primarily in the genre of "painter of light," a term he coined to describe his use of light to create a sense of warmth and tranquility in his paintings.
He became one of the most commercially successful artists of his time, and his work was widely distributed through mass-market channels such as books, calendars, and home decor items.
Kinkade also established his own company, Thomas Kinkade Studios, which marketed his paintings, reproductions, and related products.
He was one of the first artists to use the Internet as a means of distribution, and his work became accessible to a global audience.
Thomas Kinkade Awards:
Kinkade was recognized as the "most collected living artist" by the Guinness World Records.
While Kinkade's work was often criticized by the art world for its sentimentality and commercialization, it was highly popular with a wide audience, who saw it as a way to bring the beauty of art into their homes.
Kinkade's paintings continue to be a popular choice for those looking for an uplifting, nostalgic image to decorate their homes.
Thomas Kinkade Paintings:
"The Garden of Prayer"
"The Sea of Tranquility"
"The Mountain Chapel"
"The American Dream"
"A Peaceful Retreat"
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