Thomas Kinkade Net Worth is$70 Million
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Profession: Artist, Painter
Date of Birth: Jan 19, 1958
Country: United States of America
Thomas Kinkade is an American painter with a net worth of $70 million. Thomas Kinkade acquired that net worth by commercializing his artwork and mass-producing it for sale across the United States through The Thomas Kinkade Company, which he founded. He was born in Pacerville, California and attended the Art Center College of Design.
Thomas Kinkade (January 19, 1958 - April 6, 2012) was an American painter of popular realistic, bucolic, and idyllic subjects. He is notable for the mass marketing of his work as printed reproductions and other licensed products via The Thomas Kinkade Company. He characterized himself as "Thomas Kinkade, Painter of Light," a phrase he protected through trademark but one originally attributed to the English master J. M. W. Turner (1775-1851). He was claimed to be "America's most-collected living artist" before his death with an estimated 1 in every 20 American homes owning one of his paintings.
Kinkade grew up in the town of Placerville, California, graduated from El Dorado High School in 1976, and attended the University of California, Berkeley and the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. He married Nanette Wiley in 1982 and the couple have four daughters: Merritt (b. 1988), Chandler (b. 1991), Winsor (b. 1995) and Everett (b. 1997), all named for famous artists. He and his wife had previously separated for over a year before his death in 2012.
Some of the people who mentored and taught him long before college were Charles Bell and Glenn Wessels. Wessels encouraged Kinkade to go to the University of California at Berkeley. Kinkade's relationship with Wessels is the subject of a semi-autobiographical film released in 2008, The Christmas Cottage. After two years of general education at Berkeley, Kinkade transferred to the nationally renowned Art Center College of Design in Pasadena.
In June 1980, Kinkade spent a summer traveling across the United States with his college friend James Gurney. The two of them finished their journey in New York and secured a contract with Guptill Publications to produce a sketching handbook. Two years later they produced The Artist's Guide to Sketching, which was one of Guptill Publications' best-sellers that year. The success of the book landed him and Gurney at Ralph Bakshi Studios creating background art for the 1983 anim

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Thomas Kinkade dies at 54: A tribute to the self-proclaimed 'Painter of Light'

Thomas Kinkade, the self-proclaimed “Painter of Light,” died April 6 of what appear to be natural causes at his home in Los Gatos, Calif. He was 54. The painter, who claimed to be the most-collected living artist in the United States, is survived by ...
Posted: April 8, 2012, 12:14 am

The Dark Light of Thomas Kinkade

Hans Holbein the Younger, The Body of the Dead Christ in the Tomb, 1520-22, oil on panel, Öffentliche Kunstsammlung, Basel. Yet Thomas Kinkade, who died on Good Friday, produced paintings that are far more terrifying than Munch’s and Holbein’s, giving ...
Posted: May 22, 2012, 12:14 pm

Thomas Kinkade, Artist to Mass Market, Dies at 54

Thomas Kinkade, the prolific painter of bucolic and idealized scenes who estimated that his mass-produced works hung in one out of 20 American homes, died on Friday at his home in Los Gatos, Calif. He was 54. He appeared to have died of natural causes ...
Posted: April 7, 2012, 1:00 am
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