Making Sense of Thomas Kinkade
It is easy to dismiss the work of contemporary landscape painter Thomas Kinkade as kitsch and brush aside his popularity as only a successful marketing phenomenon. But to do so ignores his sincere zeal and the deep resonance his work holds for many people. This exhibition, guest-curated by Michael Clapper, associate professor of art history at Franklin and Marshall College, considers Kinkade in the context of work that ranges from Norman Rockwell to Komar and Melamid.
The End of a Perfect Day III, copyright 1995 Thomas Kinkade.