Indeed, during his lifetime Thomas Kinkade's work fueled an astonishing one billion dollars in sales and created an art empire unmatched in world history. Thomas Kinkade was a true rags to riches American success story; he had made his fortune by hard work and despite his critics. Thom refused to be bowed or broken and this self-portrait shows his iron resolve to persevere in the face of adversity. For anyone who knows Kinkade's work, the stark admissions in this self-portrait are stunning: There is no Christian fish symbol, no John 3:16 reference.
God is nowhere to be seen in the encroaching darkness. Nevertheless, the "Painter of Light" labors on. We see the existential courage of the great artist.
Thomas Kinkade said two things: He was an oil painter, and, he would paint until the day he died. Two years after he painted this piece, Thomas Kinkade would be dead.
The Fisherman , an unacknowledged self-portrait, now stands as a singular "artist's statement" about the last two years of Thomas Kinkade's life. And while Thomas Kinkade painted for his audience, we consider this piece to be Thomas Kinkade's final statement about himself. This piece has never been reproduced and does not come with the rights of reproduction.The painting is in flawless and mint condition. Provenance is established by Thom's brother Dr. Framed in the custom gold frame shown. Brass name plate mounted at time of sale. The size of this painting is 16" x 20". Available for inspection in Los Angeles by appointment only. The item "Thomas Kinkade The Fisherman an Original 20x16 Oil on Canvas" is in sale since Tuesday, January 28, 2020. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "karendelac" and is located in Los Angeles, California. This item can be shipped to United States.