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

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Blackstone Audio, Inc. ,
Pub. Date:
2014.
Edition:
Unabridged.
Language:
English
Description
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.G. Eric Kuskey, former colleague of Thomas Kinkade 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.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Copies In Prospector
Loading Prospector Copies...
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 2ffda579-8378-4d1b-ab57-3e72292535b6
Grouping Title billion dollar painter the triumph and tragedy of thomas kinkade painter of light
Grouping Author kuskey g eric
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-10-19 01:52:07AM
Last Indexed 2018-12-10 02:53:22AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Gilois, Bettina,
author Kuskey, G. Eric,
author2-role Gilois, Bettina,author., hoopla digital.
author_display Kuskey, G. Eric
display_description 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.G. Eric Kuskey, former colleague of Thomas Kinkade 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.
format_catalog eAudiobook
format_category_catalog Audio Books, eBook
id 2ffda579-8378-4d1b-ab57-3e72292535b6
isbn 9781483021904
item_details hoopla:MWT11182643||Online Hoopla Collection|Online Hoopla|eAudiobook|Audio Books|1|false|true|Hoopla||https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11182643||Available Online||||
itype_catalog
last_indexed 2018-12-10T09:53:22.118Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
primary_isbn 9781483021904
publishDate 2014
record_details hoopla:MWT11182643|eAudiobook|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|Blackstone Audio, Inc. ,|2014.|1 online resource (1 audio file (9hr., 29 min.)) : digital.
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_catalog
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
hoopla:MWT11182643 Available Online Available Online false true false false false false
subject_facet Kinkade, Thomas, -- 1958-2012, Painters -- United States -- Biography
title_display Billion dollar painter : the triumph and tragedy of Thomas Kinkade, painter of light
title_full Billion dollar painter : the triumph and tragedy of Thomas Kinkade, painter of light [electronic resource] / G. Eric Kuskey, with Bettina Gilois
title_short Billion dollar painter :
title_sub the triumph and tragedy of Thomas Kinkade, painter of light
topic_facet Kinkade, Thomas, Painters