Thomas Kinkade, famous 'Painter of Light'
Artist Thomas Kinkade, the self-described "Painter of Light," died at age 54. He produced sentimental scenes of country gardens and pastoral landscapes in dewy morning light that were beloved by many but criticized by the art establishment.
Artist Thomas Kinkade unveils a painting, "Prayer For Peace," at the opening of the exhibit "From Abraham to Jesus," in Atlanta. (Sept. 15, 2006)
Artist Thomas Kinkade works on a study of Graceland in Memphis, Tenn. Kinkade, whose brushwork paintings of idyllic landscapes, cottages and churches have been big sellers for dealers across the United States, died Friday at 54. (Sept. 22, 2006)
"Cottage Christmas" by artist Thomas Kinkade.
"Christmas in New York" by Thomas Kinkade.