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Billion dollar painter : the triumph and tragedy of Thomas Kinkade, painter of light

Author: G Eric Kuskey; Bettina Gilois; Blackstone Audio, Inc.,
Publisher: [Ashland, Oregon] : Blackstone Audio, Inc., [2014] ℗2014
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : Biography : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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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 businessHe 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Downloadable audio books
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Biography
Additional Physical Format: Source record:
Kuskey, G. Eric.
Billion dollar painter.
(OCoLC)881451557
Named Person: Thomas Kinkade; Thomas Kinkade
Material Type: Biography, Audio book, etc., Sound recording, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: G Eric Kuskey; Bettina Gilois; Blackstone Audio, Inc.,
ISBN: 9781483021904 1483021904
OCLC Number: 889941470
Performer(s): Narrator not specified.
Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (09 hr., 28 min., 36 sec.))
Responsibility: G. Eric Kuskey, with Bettina Gilois.

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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 businessHe 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 it is estimated 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 New York Stock Exchange before it collapsed in 2006 amid fraud accusations. One part fascinating business story about the rise and demise of a financial empire born out of divine inspiration, one part dramatic biography, Billion Dollar Painter is the account of three nobodies who made it big. One 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.

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