Thomas Kincaid dies at age 54

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Thomas Kincaid dies at age 54
Sat, 04-07-2012 - 9:22am

Thomas Kinkade, the self-proclaimed “Painter of Light,” whose artwork hangs in an estimated 1 of every 20 homes in the U.S. died Friday at his home in Los Gatos, Calif., apparently of natural causes.

How many of you remember him and have either a painting of his or yearly calendar displayed in your home? I couldn't find his 2012 calendar this year and I really miss hanging it in my craft room.

Sadly, he died so young, and will be greatly missed by art collectors around the world.


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Registered: 07-25-2000
Mon, 04-09-2012 - 8:54am

I have always loved his work and was sad to hear that he has died. I have two of his paintings and a boxed set of inspirational cards with his paintings on them. I think snooty art critics did not appreciate his work, but he had a huge following. I found his art very restful and calming.