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“I’m a warrior for light,”- Kinkade, 54, died at his home in Los Gatos in the San Francisco Bay Area

Kinkade, 54, died at his home in Los Gatos in the San Francisco Bay Area of what appeared to be natural causes, David Satterfield said.

Kinkade’s sentimental paintings, with their scenes of cottages, country gardens and churches in dewy morning light, were beloved by middlebrow America but reviled by the art establishment.

The paintings generally depict tranquil scenes with lush landscaping and streams running nearby. Many contain images from Bible passages.

Kinkade, a self-described devout Christian, claimed to be the nation’s most collected living artist. His paintings and spin-off products were said to fetch some $100 million a year in sales, and to be in 10 million homes in the United States.

“I’m a warrior for light,” he told the San Jose Mercury News in 2002, in reference to his technical skills but also the medieval practice of using light to symbolize the divine. “With whatever talent and resources I have, I’m trying to bring light to penetrate the darkness many people feel.”

Read Story here: http://news.yahoo.com/calif-artist-thomas-kinkade-dies-age-54-040935368.html

Paintings by the late Kinkade:

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2 Comments on ““I’m a warrior for light,”- Kinkade, 54, died at his home in Los Gatos in the San Francisco Bay Area”

  1. Pegi Putnam April 7, 2012 at 6:09 pm #

    I am saddened by the passing of Thomas Kinkade. God gave him such a wonderful talent that he shared with the world. He has authored several books which I own, some of my favorite treasures.

  2. Linda Born April 8, 2012 at 2:05 am #

    I am so sorry. He was so young. R.I.P. Thomas Kinkade.

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