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Artist Thomas Kinkade Dies At Age 54 [Video]

Artist Thomas Kinkade, known as the ‘painter of light’ died yesyerday at his home in Los Gatos, California very unexpectedly, he was 54. Kinkade was known for his brushwork paintings of idyllic landscapes, cottages and churches were among his biggest sellers for art dealers across the country. As a huge fan of Kinkade myself, his paintings were very calming, soothing and extremely sentimental. His tranquil country scenery with beautiful landscaping and streams running through the foreground just made you want to put it in your home.

Kinkade claimed to be the nation’s most collected artist and his paintings and products sell to the tune of more than $100 million a year and can be found in more than 10 million homes in the U.S.

Kinkade once told a reporter, “I am a warrior of light”, making reference of his medieval practice of using light to symbolize the devine. One of his favorite places to paint was his beloved San Francisco and was a master at capturing the ‘city by the bay’ in all of it’s glory.

The cost of a Kinkade range from hundreds of dollars to more than $10,000. That price is likely to skyrocket as is usually the case when an artist, especailly an artist of Kinkade’s caliber passes, he will be missed. Thank you Mr. Kinkade for allowing us the opportunity to see the beauty of our world through your eyes. See a tribute to Kinkade’s work below.

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