January 19, 1958 - April 6, 2012
Los Gatos, California
| Age 54
JOHN S. MARSHALL, The Associated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Artist Thomas Kinkade once said that he had something in common with Walt Disney and Norman Rockwell: He wanted to make people happy.
And he won success with brushwork paintings that focused on idyllic landscapes, cottages and churches — highly popular works that became big sellers for dealers across the United States.
The self-described "Painter of Light," who died Friday at age 54, produced sentimental...
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"R.I.P. Thomas, we love your paintings."
"So very sadened by the loss of Thomas. He was truely an inspiration to all who knew him and loved his works. He will forever be truely missed. My condolences go out to his family."
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