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Billion Dollar Painter

Author : G. Eric Kuskey
ISBN : 9781602862456
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The unbelievable true story of artist Thomas Kinkade, self-described “Painter of Light,” and the dramatic rise —and fall—of his billion-dollar gallery and licensing business. He was just one man, but Thomas Kinkade ultimately made more money from his art than every other artist in the history of the world combined. His sentimental paintings of babbling brooks, rural churches surrounded by brilliant fall foliage, and idyllic countryside cottages were so popular in the 1990s that one out of every twenty homes in America owned one of his prints. With the help of two partners—a former vacuum-cleaner salesman and an ambitious junior accountant who fancied himself a businessman—Kinkade turned his art into a billion-dollar gallery and licensing business that traded on the NYSE before it collapsed in 2006 amid fraud accusations. One part a fascinating business story about the rise, and demise, of a financial empire born out of divine inspiration, one part a dramatic biography, Billion Dollar Painter is the account of three nobodies who made it big. One of them was a man who, despite being a devout Christian who believed his artwork was a spiritual force that could cure the sick and comfort the poor in spirit, could not save his art empire, or himself. Eric Kuskey, former colleague of Thomas Kinkade's and close friend until the artist's death in 2012, tells Kinkade's story for the first time—from his art's humble beginnings on a sidewalk in Carmel, California, to his five-house compound in Monte Sereno. It's a tale of addiction and grief, of losing control, and ultimately, of the price of our dreams.

Thomas Kinkade

Author : Thomas Kinkade
ISBN : 0740777033
Genre : Art
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To commemorate the 25th anniversary of Thomas Kinkade's first published work, Thomas Kinkade: 25 Years collects more than 150 of his most beloved paintings, personal mementos, and unpublished artworks to create a stunning, lavishly produced retrospective of his unprecedented career. Inside the book's pages, Thomas Kinkade's luminous images of lighthouses and seascapes mingle with his magnificent landscapes, quaint villages, and inviting front porches to illustrate a story of personal and professional growth. Each chapter begins with an introduction chronicling a milestone in Thomas Kinkade's life and artistic development, followed by beautiful, full-colour reproductions of some of his favourite paintings. Exclusive photographs, family mementos, and never-before-seen unpublished artworks document Thomas's life like a personal scrapbook, from childhood through his formative years as a student, to his present status. No other book has given his legions of fans such an up close and personal look at his life.

Thomas Kinkade

Author : Alexis L. Boylan
ISBN : 9780822348528
Genre : Art
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An anthology on American artist Thomas Kincaid, exploring his work and its impact on contemporary art as part of the broader history of American visual culture.

Thomas Kinkade

Author : Thomas Kinkade
ISBN : 0789200821
Genre : Art
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Celebrating the charming and radiant works of Thomas Kinkade, a foremost contemporary painter of light, this delightful volume recounts the uplifting story of the artist's life and adventures, recalls the inspiration behind his work, and describes the fascinating personal references--to loved ones and to his faith--found in his paintings. Over 75 color illustrations. 3 gatefolds.

The Painter And Decorator

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ISBN : WISC:89062192893
Genre : House painting
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The Thomas Kinkade Story

Author : Thomas Kinkade
ISBN : 9780821228586
Genre : Art
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Provides a retrospective of two decades of inspirational artwork, tracing the various periods in Thomas Kinkade's career, from his earliest days to his rise to critical and commercial success.

Lightposts For Living

Author : Thomas Kinkade
ISBN : 0446676179
Genre : Self-Help
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An inspirational message from one of America's most popular living artists discusses eighteen simple tenets that can transform lives and build the core spiritual and family values of simplicity and light

The Artist S Guide To Sketching

Author : James Gurney
ISBN : 0823003329
Genre : Art
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Offers suggestions on the materials used in sketching on-the-spot--how to sketch amid the elements, how to capture motion and mood, how to produce studies on nature, people, and the man-made world--and the uses of imagination.

Billion Dollar Cowboy

Author : Carolyn Brown
ISBN : 9781402280481
Genre : Fiction
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Book 1 of Cowboys & Brides From New York Times and USA Today-bestselling author Carolyn Brown comes a contemporary Western romance filled to the brim with sexy cowboys, gutsy heroines, and genuine down-home Texas twang. Colton Nelson was twenty-eight years old when he won the Texas Lottery and went from ranch hand to ranch owner overnight. Now he's desperate to keep the gold diggers away. It shouldn't be too hard to find a pretty girl and hire her to pretend to be his one-and-only. Laura Baker's got mixed feelings about this-she's on the ranch to work, not to be arm candy. On the other hand, being stuck for a while in the boondocks with a gorgeous cowboy isn't half-bad. What neither Colton nor Laura expects are the intensely hard lessons they have to learn about the real cost of love... Fans of Linda Lael Miller and Diana Palmer will thrill to this moving story of a marriage of convenience between a cowboy who has it all...and the woman he could never have enough of. Cowboys & Brides Series Order: Billion Dollar Cowboy (Book 1, Cowboys & Brides) The Cowboy's Christmas Baby (Book 2, Cowboys & Brides) The Cowboy's Mail Order Bride (Book 3, Cowboys & Brides) How to Marry a Cowboy (Book 4, Cowboys & Brides) Praise for Bestselling Contemporary Western Romances by Carolyn Brown: "An old-fashioned love story told well... A delight."-RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars "Sizzling hot and absolutely delectable."-Romance Junkies "Funny, frank, and full of heart... One more welcome example of Brown's Texas-size talent for storytelling."-USA Today Happy Ever After "Alive with humor... Another page-turning joy of a book by an engaging author."-Fresh Fiction

Mi Vida Loca

Author : Johnny Tapia
ISBN : 9781630761103
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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There is only one winner in boxing. Fighting against your opponent and fighting against your own inner demons become one in the same. Those who survive both in and out of the ring are beloved worldwide. Those who do not spiral downward into drugs, prison, and even murder. "[My] life's been pretty tragic," remarks Johnny. "But in the ring, it's been a blessing." Mi Vida Loca is not just a nickname for Johnny, but a legendary tale of a life lived over the edge and back.

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