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Kinkade, Breath Mint of the Passion Painters

Original post made by John Barry, Danville, on Apr 13, 2012

So-called painter of light Thomas Kinkade died recently. I'd always thought of Kinkade as a kitschmeister and con artist. I still do. But millions of people do not share that sentiment. Kinkade’s products adorn the walls of many homes, and he raked in millions during his lifetime.

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Posted by Kevin
a resident of Danville
on Apr 22, 2012 at 7:25 pm

Well said Bill. Great insights.


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Posted by Elaine Drew
a resident of another community
on Jul 30, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Thank you for this thought provoking and knowledgeable assessment of a well known contemporary artist. Bill Carmel has brought a lot to the table here and given me a new way to look at Kinkade's legacy.