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A Famous Artist

  • Date Submitted: 05/27/2013 04:49 AM
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My mission as an artist is to create glimpses of a world that are tranquil, peaceful, and full of the beauty of God's creation. That's what I mean when I talk about sharing the light.
  * Thomas Kinkade (January 19, 1958 – April 6, 2012)   is an American painter of popular realistic, and idyllic subjects. He is characterized as "Thomas Kinkade, Painter of Light”. He was claimed to be "America's most-collected living artist" before his death with an estimated 1 in every 20 American homes owning a copy of one of his paintings.
  * Thomas Kinkade, America’s most collected living artist, is a painter-communicator whose tranquil, light-infused paintings bring hope and joy to millions every year.

Each one of Thomas Kinkade's art treasures creates a quiet messenger that affirms the basic values of family and home, faith in God, and the luminous beauty of nature.
  * Thomas Kinkade was raised in Placerville, California, a small town in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, where his innate passions for life, art, and family were nurtured. From the time he was four, his artistic talent was evident in the drawings and paintings that were lovingly displayed by his mother. Encouraged by his family, Thom spent many hours sketching the natural beauty of the hills surrounding his home
  * Thomas Kinkade would come to recognize the same simplicity and family-centered sense of community in the paintings of Norman Rockwell, one of his principal influences. At age sixteen, Thom was already an accomplished oil painter and working as an apprentice for renowned California impressionist Glenn Wessels, whose work had a major impact on the American art scene in the 40’s and 50’s. Formal Training and Early Success
After his apprenticeship, Thomas Kinkade studied art at the University of California, Berkeley and the prestigious Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.
  *     In the very beginning of his artistic career, Thomas Kinkade put his entire life savings...

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