By G. Eric Kuskey

The unimaginable real tale of artist Thomas Kinkade, self-described “Painter of Light,” and the dramatic upward push —and fall—of his billion-dollar gallery and licensing business.
He used to be only one guy, yet Thomas Kinkade eventually made more cash from his paintings than another artist within the background of the realm mixed. His sentimental work of babbling brooks, rural church buildings surrounded through amazing fall foliage, and idyllic nation-state cottages have been so renowned within the Nineties that one out of each twenty houses in the USA owned considered one of his prints. With the aid of partners—a former vacuum-cleaner salesman and an bold junior accountant who fancied himself a businessman—Kinkade became his artwork right into a billion-dollar gallery and licensing enterprise that traded at the NYSE ahead of it collapsed in 2006 amid fraud accusations.
One half a desirable company tale in regards to the upward thrust, and death, of a monetary empire born out of divine notion, one half a dramatic biography, Billion buck Painter is the account of 3 nobodies who made it giant. considered one of them used to be a guy who, regardless of being a religious Christian who believed his paintings was once a religious strength which may medication the ailing and luxury the negative in spirit, couldn't keep his artwork empire, or himself.

Eric Kuskey, former colleague of Thomas Kinkade's and shut buddy till the artist's demise in 2012, tells Kinkade's tale for the 1st time—from his art's humble beginnings on a sidewalk in Carmel, California, to his five-house compound in Monte Sereno. it is a story of dependancy and grief, of wasting regulate, and eventually, of the cost of our dreams.

Show description

Read or Download Billion Dollar Painter: The Triumph and Tragedy of Thomas Kinkade, Painter of Light PDF

Similar biographies of artists, architects & photographers books

Courbet. Ou la peinture à l'oeil (Tandem) (French Edition)

Contrairement à sa légende, Gustave Courbet ne fut ni un peintre réaliste ni un peintre politique, encore moins un peintre provincial. Il fut révolutionnaire, bien sûr, mais en pratiquant, comme les plus grands, los angeles peinture à l’oeil. Expression à entendre au double sens d’une peinture gratuite (ne dépendant ni des commandes de l’État ni des prix du Salon), et surtout d’une peinture qui ne fait pas « à l’idée » ce qu’elle aurait déjà prévu – mais qui voit dans l’acte même de peindre.

Wege zu Brecht: Wie Kathrina Thalbach, Benno Besson, Sabine Thalbach, Regine Lutz, Manfred Wekwerth, Käthe Reichel, Egon Monk und Barbara Brecht Schall zum Berliner Ensemble fanden (German Edition)

Er erwartet sie im lobby. Ein kleiner Mann, unrasiert, Brille, klobige Schuhe. In Höhe der Knöchel sieht guy weiße Bündchen hervorlugen. Du lieber Gott, denkt Regine Lutz, bei der Hitze trägt der Mann lange Unterhosen. Bertolt Brecht hat die junge Schauspielerin in Zürich auf der Bühne gesehen, jetzt will er sie näher kennen lernen.

Made in British Columbia: Eight Ways of Making Culture

Is there this sort of factor as British Columbia tradition, and if that is so, is there whatever distinct approximately it? this can be the large query Dr. Maria Tippett solutions during this paintings with an guaranteed “yes! ” To end up her element she seems on the careers of 8 ground-breaking cultural manufacturers within the fields of portray, aboriginal paintings, structure, writing, theatre and track.

Capability Brown: and His Landscape Gardens

The most extraordinary males of the 18th century, Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown used to be identified to many as ‘The all-powerful Magician’ who may perhaps remodel unpromising geographical region into appealing parks that looked to be purely the paintings of nature. His record of consumers integrated part the home of Lords, six major Ministers or even royalty.

Additional info for Billion Dollar Painter: The Triumph and Tragedy of Thomas Kinkade, Painter of Light

Example text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.15 of 5 – based on 29 votes