Art For Everybody
2023, NR, U.S., Documentary, 99 min
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Director: Miranda Yousef
Producers: Morgan Neville, Tim Rummel
You’ve seen his cozy cottages, idyllic gardens and welcoming village streets on everything from canvas to commemorative plates. Both celebrated and disparaged for his kitschy signature settings, the “Painter of Light” Thomas Kinkade rocketed to popularity in the ’90s by marketing himself to American evangelicals and pitting himself against the elite art establishment.
Yet beneath the pristine public persona were demons that would drive him to alcoholism, scandal and death from an overdose in 2012. After his passing, Kinkade’s daughters uncovered a trove of unseen, unexpectedly dark paintings, a discovery that launched an investigation into their father’s true personality.