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About Thomas Kinkade

Thomas Kinkade
Painter of Light™
1958 - 2012

Thomas Kinkade Biography

Thomas Kinkade knew at an early age that painting was his true calling. He dedicated his life to creating art that emphasized simple pleasures and inspirational messages. Learn more about the man who affected so many lives through his artwork.  Complete Thomas Kinkade Biography


Painting Styles

While much of Thomas Kinkade’s worldwide acclaim stemmed from his well-crafted use of Luminism, Kinkade was an artist whose talents spanned many genres and artistic styles.  Explore the various styles that make up the Thomas Kinkade portfolio.  Painting Styles

Painter of Light Timeline

Thomas Kinkade devoted his life and career to share an inspirational message of home, faith, family, and inner peace. He traveled the world creating beautiful scenes and using his artistic talents to make a difference in people’s lives through his support of humanitarian relief.  Learn more about Thom’s personal journey in this comprehensive chronicle of his life. View Interactive Timeline

Collectors’ Stories

Thomas Kinkade’s artwork touched the lives of many people. Through the years, Thom’s collectors shared their stories of light and inspiration with him.  Collectors’ Stories

Video Archive

The Thomas Kinkade Company Video Library contains hundreds of videos that narrate the life and career of the Painter of LightTM.  The video archive includes full-length documentaries, short vignettes about individual pieces of Kinkade artwork that were narrated by Thom himself, and media interviews.  Video Archive

The Art

In the often hurried and complex world we live in, the images that Thomas Kinkade painted offer a place of refuge – a place where the transient things of life give way to the things that matter most.  Explore the complete catalog of Thom’s artwork.