Thomas Kinkade, 1958-2012, was an American painter of popular realistic, bucolic. Thomas Kinkade III is a popular American painter that made a living with his brilliant pastoral, realistic and idyllic Kinkade paintings that captivated millions. He was big in modern art for his mainstream marketing techniques and licensing, and even trademarked the phrase “Thomas Kinkade, Painter of Light”. He has also branched out to books, media and multiple interviews discussing his style. Paintings that have been licensed by his company are Seaside Haven, Garden Mano, Dedicated to Liberty and Sunset on Snowflake Lake. There has won several awards for Thomas Kinkade works, the biggest being National Association of Limited Edition Dealers, multiple times over.