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Thomas Kinkade

The End of My Howard Finster Trilogy: Was He Just Too Cute and Kitschy?

Norman Girardot | Posted 05.02.2016 | Arts
Norman Girardot

I have recently maintained that the legacy of the late visionary folk artist Howard Finster deserves to be reexamined in relation to both art history and the history of religions.

Is George Bush a Better Painter Than Thomas Kinkade?

Mat Gleason | Posted 06.16.2014 | Arts
Mat Gleason

Unlike every art pundit phoning in an internet review of George Bush's painting exhibition in Dallas, I actually flew down to the Big D last week to s...

7 Paintings Of The Star Wars Empire Invading Cutesy Cottages

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 11.06.2013 | Weird News

Finally, Thomas Kinkade paintings are interesting. Artist Jeff Bennett created a series called "War On Kinkade," inspired by Star Wars and Kinkade'...

Thieves Nab Whopping $300K Worth Of Kinkade Art

Posted 08.27.2012 | Arts

Art thieves in Fresno, California unsuspectingly stumbled upon a Thomas Kinkade goldmine when they broke into a former shop owners's property on Tuesd...

Is Kinkade's Girlfriend Holding His Mansion 'Hostage'?

Posted 08.14.2012 | Arts

The drama surrounding the fate of Thomas Kinkade's millions has escalated once again. Amy Pinto, Kinkade's girlfriend at the time of his death, is cur...

The Week In Art

Posted 06.16.2012 | Arts

This was a pretty juicy week at HuffPost Arts. We heard some scandalous new facts about Marilyn Monroe, heard the latest drama behind Thomas Kinkade's...

The Unjuried Art Show

Kristen Hotham Carroll | Posted 07.22.2012 | Arts
Kristen Hotham Carroll

As the visual arts teeter on the edge of irrelevance, perhaps our best next step is to let our consumers have more of a voice. Inclusion is almost always a better strategy than exclusion, isn't it?

Best Reader Reactions To Thomas Kinkade

Posted 05.11.2012 | Arts

Thomas Kinkade was quite possibly the most collected living artist and one of the most criticized, both for his sentimental artworks and for questiona...

Cause Of Death Determined For Painter Thomas Kinkade

Reuters | Posted 07.07.2012 | Arts

LOS ANGELES, May 7 (Reuters) - "Painter of Light" Thomas Kinkade died of accidental acute intoxication from alcohol and an anti-anxiety medication, ...

Take A Look Inside Monet's Garden

Posted 05.04.2012 | Arts

In 1883 Claude Monet and his family rented a house with a barn that doubled as a painting studio in Giverny. Years later, the garden's green bridge, w...

HELP DESK: Is it any wonder?

Bean Gilsdorf | Posted 06.16.2012 | Arts
Bean Gilsdorf

Welcome to HELP DESK, where I answer your queries about making, exhibiting, finding, marketing, buying, selling -- or any other activity related to --...

Week In Art

Posted 04.14.2012 | Arts

This week certainly shook up the art world. We lost a controversial artist with a massive commercial following, celebrated the birthday of the father ...

My Meeting with Thomas Kinkade

Randall Balmer | Posted 06.12.2012 | Religion
Randall Balmer

I wrote after my visit with the artist. "Who among us wouldn't like to catch a glimpse of that world from time to time, to picture life before the fall?"

Was Kinkade Drinking Heavily Before His Death?

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Massara | Posted 04.13.2012 | Arts

Last Friday when Thomas Kinkade's girlfriend, Amy Pinto, made the 911 call, it seems that he was in a very different situation than the one she initia...

Painter of Light, Dead at 54

Hayley Rose Horzepa | Posted 06.10.2012 | Arts
Hayley Rose Horzepa

Thomas Kinkade was one of the top grossing commercial artists of all time. He brought art into the homes of millions, many of whom could not afford to buy originals.

Questions Remain After Christian Painter Thomas Kinkade Dies

Posted 04.09.2012 | Religion

By David Gibson Religion News Service (RNS) The unexpected death of Thomas Kinkade on Friday (April 6) prompted an outpouring of grief for the hug...

Mike Kelley (1954-2012) And Thomas Kinkade (1958-2012) Have Gone Home

John Seed | Posted 06.09.2012 | Arts
John Seed

They were two American artists who, in their striking divergence, tell the story of a nation whose center seems ready to tear apart. Stress makes people look for extreme solutions, both in life and art.

Autopsy Scheduled For Famed American Painter

Reuters | Posted 06.08.2012 | Arts

LOS ANGELES, April 8 (Reuters) - A California coroner is due to conduct an autopsy of Thomas Kinkade on Monday, three days after the famed American ...

A Small (But Growing?) Window For Christian Art

Daniel Grant | Posted 12.20.2011 | Religion
Daniel Grant

A growing number of artists have found success selling to the Christian market, a large realm of the population that is willing to spend limited amounts of money on prints that reflect its beliefs and values.

PHOTOS: Guess The Artist: Answer Revealed!

Posted 08.07.2011 | Arts

Earlier this week, we showed you the work of art below and asked you to guess the artist who created it. Thousands of you guessed in our poll, but onl...

Guess The Artist (The Answer May Surprise You)

Posted 08.05.2011 | Arts

Known as "the painter of light" (no, not Thomas Kinkade), this 19th century European artist was best known for his landscape paintings. Guess the arti...