Art Notes

When as a young man I first explored Elvis Presley’s fabled estate, I was surprised to discover that Graceland is at once grand and surprisingly intimate. Elvis seemed to be an ordinary person with the same hopes and aspirations of anyone else.

That is the spirit of Graceland Christmas, my second portrayal of the famous Graceland mansion. Here we see Elvis gathering presents in his role as family Santa. As he unloads gifts from the famous pink Cadillac, we are captivated by the twinkling tree lights that suggest the magic of the season. I hope Graceland Christmas will be part of your Christmas celebration for many years to come.

Title: Graceland Christmas
Painted: 2008
Published: 2008
Style: Chiaroscuro
Classification: Thomas Kinkade Original
Subject Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Limited Edition: Available

Genre: Christmas, Estates

Tags: American Pop Culture, Christmas, Christmas lights, Christmas tree, Estates, Holidays, Mansion, Tennessee, USA, Winter

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