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Overview (4)

Born in Sacramento, California, USA
Died in Monte Sereno, California, USA
Birth NameWilliam Thomas Kinkade III
Nickname Painter of Light

Mini Bio (1)

Thomas Kinkade was born on January 19, 1958 in Sacramento, California, USA as William Thomas Kinkade III. He was a producer and actor, known for Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage (2008), Christmas Lodge (2011) and Christmas Miracle (2012). He was married to Nanette Willey. He died on April 6, 2012 in Monte Sereno, California.

Spouse (1)

Nanette Willey (2 May 1982 - 6 April 2012) (his death) (4 children)

Trivia (5)

Has four daughters (Merrit, Chandler, Winsor, and Everett).
All of his daughters were named after famous artists and have the middle name Christian.
Separated from his wife, Nanette, two years prior to his death.
He is survived by his wife and four children.
He was raised in Placerville, California by a single mother in poverty. He studied briefly at the University of California at Berkeley and at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.

Personal Quotes (3)

(Of Andy Warhol) "He is my hero, and I'm his heir apparent".
On opening Thomas Kinkade Community in Vallejo, California: When Walt looked out over his citrus grove and envisioned Disneyland, it wasn't real to him yet. When he walked down Main Street, it became real. So is this moment for me.
I view art as an inspirational tool. People who put my paintings on their walls are putting their values on their walls; faith, family, home, a simpler way of living, the beauty of nature, quiet tranquility, peace, joy hope. They beckon you into this world that provides an alternative to your nightly news broadcast.

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