Thomas Kinkade dies at 54; 'Painter of Light' worked to project 'serene …

By Radar Staff One of the most commercially successful painters of all time, Thomas Kinkade is dead at age 54. Known as the Painter of Light, Kinkade died at his Los Gatos, California home on Friday. Kinkade's paintings

Thomas Kinkade, the best-selling “Painter of Light,” died Friday at his Los Gatos, California home at age 54, the San Jose Mercury-News reports. This profile of the first academic treatment of his work was written for the premiere issue of Pacific

In this 2006 photo, Thomas Kinkade unveils his painting "Prayer For Peace" at the opening of the exhibit "From Abraham to Jesus" in Atlanta. Kinkade's brushwork depictions of idyllic landscapes, cottages and churches have been big sellers across the

By SUDHIN THANAWALA AP SAN FRANCISCO—To fans and the countless collectors who helped build painter Thomas Kinkade's commercial art empire, his idealized vision of the world usually served as a simple, soothing addition to the living room wall: a soft

By Radar Staff One of the most commercially successful painters of all time, Thomas Kinkade is dead at age 54. Known as the Painter of Light, Kinkade died at his Los Gatos, California home on Friday. Kinkade's paintings