Art Notes

Fifty years ago, the King of Rock ‘n Roll bought the palace that became a Mecca for lovers of American pop culture. Graceland is one of the most visited homes in America.

I grew up with Elvis Presley’s great songs and movies; naturally, I was delighted when I got the opportunity to paint the official 50th Anniversary portrait of Graceland. I set up my easel at Graceland on a crisp autumn morning when the stately home was particularly cozy and welcoming. I was inspired to paint it with smoke curling from the chimney and a golden light blazing in every window.

Graceland is registered trademark of Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.

Title: Graceland®, 50th Anniversary
Painted: 2007
Published: 2007
Style: Chiaroscuro
Classification: Thomas Kinkade Original
Subject Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Limited Edition: Available

Genre: Estates, Summer Destinations

Tags: American Pop Culture, Antique Automobile, Autumn, Estates, Gate, Mansion, Tennessee, USA

© Thomas Kinkade, The Thomas Kinkade Company, Morgan Hill, CA. All rights reserved.Elvis, Elvis Presley and Graceland are registered trademarks of Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.