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Thomas Kinkade Art for Sale and Sold Prices

b. 1958 - d. 2012

Thomas Kinkade, known by some as the “Painter of Light,” was an American artist celebrated for his idealized depictions of Californian landscapes. Blending Impressionistic techniques with Americana scenes and elements of fantasy, Kinkade’s works emphasized natural beauty, often featuring cottages, bridges, and the flora of the Sierra Mountains. Through his art, he encouraged viewers to adopt an optimistic perspective and escape the negativity of real-world events.

About Thomas Kinkade



  • Artist: Thomas Kinkade

  • Alias: Robert Girrard

  • Profession: Painter

  • Nationality: American


Biography


“[My paintings] beckon you into this world that provides an alternative to your nightly news broadcast. People are reminded that it's not all ugliness in the world.'

Thomas Kinkade



William Thomas Kinkade III, an American painter, dedicated much of his artistic career to capturing the sights of California. From the lush flora of the Sierra Mountains to surrounding cottages and bridges, Kinkade highlighted the scenic qualities of his surroundings. His 1988 painting The Land of Plenty stands as one of his best-known works, capturing the expansiveness of a California landscape at dawn.

Kinkade’s mentors included artists Glenn Wessels and khttps://www.invaluable.com/artist/bell-charles-s-82aec0kfih/

. His artistic zenith occurred in the early 21st century, with his company reporting that one in every 20 American households owned a piece of his work. Additionally, Kinkade was authorized to paint a Disney Dreams Collection featuring characters from Disney’s Sleeping Beauty and Beauty and the Beast in his enchanting signature style.

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Highlights and Achievements



  • Kinkade's legacy, marked by extraordinary mass-market appeal, encompasses both paintings and prints.

  • His oil-on-canvas piece Skagway in 1898 (1988) sold for $31,250 in August 2013 via the auction house Bonhams.

  • Beyond his artwork, Kinkade built a real-life village inspired by his idealized paintings, showcasing his dedication to bringing his artistic vision to life.

  • Kinkade's paintings evoke the essence of Americana through idealistic and nostalgic depictions of American life.

  • His works feature smooth, seamless brushstrokes and emphasize soft lighting, rooted in Impressionism.

  • Kinkade created a separate alias, Robert Girrard, for his Impressionistic work.



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About Thomas Kinkade

b. 1958 - d. 2012

Biography

Thomas Kinkade, known by some as the “Painter of Light,” was an American artist celebrated for his idealized depictions of Californian landscapes. Blending Impressionistic techniques with Americana scenes and elements of fantasy, Kinkade’s works emphasized natural beauty, often featuring cottages, bridges, and the flora of the Sierra Mountains. Through his art, he encouraged viewers to adopt an optimistic perspective and escape the negativity of real-world events.

About Thomas Kinkade



  • Artist: Thomas Kinkade

  • Alias: Robert Girrard

  • Profession: Painter

  • Nationality: American


Biography


“[My paintings] beckon you into this world that provides an alternative to your nightly news broadcast. People are reminded that it's not all ugliness in the world.'

Thomas Kinkade



William Thomas Kinkade III, an American painter, dedicated much of his artistic career to capturing the sights of California. From the lush flora of the Sierra Mountains to surrounding cottages and bridges, Kinkade highlighted the scenic qualities of his surroundings. His 1988 painting The Land of Plenty stands as one of his best-known works, capturing the expansiveness of a California landscape at dawn.

Kinkade’s mentors included artists Glenn Wessels and khttps://www.invaluable.com/artist/bell-charles-s-82aec0kfih/

. His artistic zenith occurred in the early 21st century, with his company reporting that one in every 20 American households owned a piece of his work. Additionally, Kinkade was authorized to paint a Disney Dreams Collection featuring characters from Disney’s Sleeping Beauty and Beauty and the Beast in his enchanting signature style.

Related Styles and Movements



Highlights and Achievements



  • Kinkade's legacy, marked by extraordinary mass-market appeal, encompasses both paintings and prints.

  • His oil-on-canvas piece Skagway in 1898 (1988) sold for $31,250 in August 2013 via the auction house Bonhams.

  • Beyond his artwork, Kinkade built a real-life village inspired by his idealized paintings, showcasing his dedication to bringing his artistic vision to life.

  • Kinkade's paintings evoke the essence of Americana through idealistic and nostalgic depictions of American life.

  • His works feature smooth, seamless brushstrokes and emphasize soft lighting, rooted in Impressionism.

  • Kinkade created a separate alias, Robert Girrard, for his Impressionistic work.