'Painter of Light' Thomas Kinkade dies at 54 – USATODAY.com
Apr 7, 2012 . California artist Thomas Kinkade, known for scenes of cottages, . Kinkade called himself the "Painter of Light," and his sentimental . of works and products with Kinkade images including artworks, prints, and coffee mugs.
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