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Thomas Kinkade

Biography

Well-known artist known for his idealized, excellent scenes; nicknamed “The Painter of Light,” that was originally ascribed to J.M.W. Turner. At one stage, it was stated that one from every 20 American homes possessed a Kinkade painting. He examined on the School of California-Berkeley with the Art Middle College of Style in Pasadena. He and Adam Gurney co-authored the sketching handbook, “The Artist’s Instruction to Sketching,” which resulted in them being employed as background performers for 1983’s cartoon feature, “Fireplace and Glaciers,” in the Ralph Bakshi Studios. His firm, Mass media Arts Group, Inc., frequently came under fireplace for doubtful business dealings. He wedded Nanette Wiley in 1982, as well as the few had four kids: Merritt, Winsor, Everett, and Chandler. He called his daughters after well-known artists. His lifestyle was the main topic of a 2008 film, “The Xmas Cottage,” starring Jared Padalecki.

Quick Facts


Full Name Thomas Kinkade
Date Of Birth January 19, 1958
Died April 6, 2012, Monte Sereno, California, United States
Place Of Birth Sacramento, CA
Profession Pop Artist
Education University of California, Berkeley, Art Center College of Design
Nationality American
Spouse Nanette Wiley
Children Winsor Kinkade, Chandler Kinkade, Merritt Kinkade, Everett Kinkade
Parents William Thomas Kinkade II, Maryanne Kinkade
Siblings Patrick Kinkade, Kate Johnson
Movies Christmas Cottage
Star Sign Capricorn

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#Fact
1 He was raised in Placerville, California by a single mother in poverty. He studied briefly at the University of California at Berkeley and at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.
2 He is survived by his wife and four children.
3 Separated from his wife, Nanette, two years prior to his death.
4 All of his daughters were named after famous artists and have the middle name Christian.
5 Has four daughters (Merrit, Chandler, Winsor, and Everett).


Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Christmas Miracle 2012 executive producer
Christmas Lodge 2011 TV Movie executive producer
Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage 2008 producer
An American Artist: Thomas Kinkade 1999 TV Movie documentary executive producer

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage 2008 Thomas Kinkade - 2007

Animation Department

Animation Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fire and Ice 1983 background painter - as Thomas Kincade

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage 2008 presenter

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Let's Talk with Gary Gellman 2005 TV Series Himself
The Artist in Nature 2002 Video documentary Himself
Good Morning America 2002 TV Series Himself
60 Minutes 2001 TV Series documentary Himself - Painter (segment "Kinkade")
An American Artist: Thomas Kinkade 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
60 Minutes 2002-2004 TV Series documentary Himself - Painter (segment "Kinkade")

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#Quote
1 I view art as an inspirational tool. People who put my paintings on their walls are putting their values on their walls; faith, family, home, a simpler way of living, the beauty of nature, quiet tranquility, peace, joy hope. They beckon you into this world that provides an alternative to your nightly news broadcast.
2 On opening Thomas Kinkade Community in Vallejo, California: When Walt looked out over his citrus grove and envisioned Disneyland, it wasn't real to him yet. When he walked down Main Street, it became real. So is this moment for me.
3 (Of Andy Warhol) "He is my hero, and I'm his heir apparent".


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