Thomas Kinkade, Painter Of Crap, Must Pay $2.1 Million To Former Gallery Owners

Thomas Kinkade, Painter Of Crap, Must Pay $2.1 Million To Former Gallery Owners

Thomas Kinkade calls himself the “Painter of Light,” and allegedly uses his “faith” to lure in investors to his gallery business. Now two former gallery owners have won a judgment from Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that forces Kinkade to abide by a 2007 arbitration decision that awarded the former owners $860,000 in damages and more than $1.2 million in attorneys’ fees and arbitration expenses. Ouchy.

Thomas Kinkade: Kitschy and Kinky

Thomas Kinkade: Kitschy and Kinky

Thomas Kinkade, the painter of mega-kitschy religiously themed and militantly bourgeois schlock, tchotchkes and knickknacks bearing his imprimatur, may be a freakin’ dirty bastard.