Thomas Kinkade By: Kaitlynn Lewis “It is easy to have a lot of paintings or projects that are almost done.”
Frequently Asked Questions • Q- Who is he? • A- a famous painter and author. • Q- How many pictures has he painted? • A- 10 million • Q- How much money has he made? • A- $700 million • Q- How many stores sell his paintings? • A- 4,000 • Q- What was his childhood like? • A- poor
Little Known Facts • He has been married for 24 years. • When he was a kid he lived in the most rundown house in his neighborhood. • He never finished college. He only stayed there for two years. • When he was five years old, his parents divorced leaving him alone with his mom. • He paints pictures for the Salvation Army.
Life Lessons I think that Thomas Kinkade was influenced by a lot of things. I think that he got his idealism and faith from his mother. Another thing that influenced him is his friend James Gurney, who got him a drawing job doing background art for the movie Fire and Ice. This job probably got him “found”. Glenn Wessels helped him by recommending him to an art school.
Achievements • He started a media Arts Group. • He got the award for getting the most awards in 25 years. • He got the Artist of the Year Award. • He got the Graphic Artist of the Year Award. • He has made over $700 million.
Connection to me I learned that you can get a lot of money from being a famous artist. I also learned that you don’t have to be born rich to die rich. I was born very poor, but now I’m not. When he was five his parents divorced, leaving him with his mother. When I was four my parents divorced, leaving me with my mother.
Sources 1)Website:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Kinkade Article Title: Thomas Kinkade Name of Publication: American Admiral Author: none listed Date of Publication: 3:58 December 7, 2006 2)Website:http://thomaskinkade.com/magi/servlet/com.asucon.ebiz.biography.web.tk.BiographyServlet Article Title: Thomas Kinkade Painter of Light Name of Publication: Thomas Kinkade, the Artist Author: none listed Date of Publication: none listed 3)Website:http://www.usaweekend.com/00 Article Title: Kinkade Defines a New Americana Name of Publication: Thomas Kinkade’s Artistic Values Author: Monika Guttman Date of Publication: 2-6-2006