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Billion Dollar Painter

Author : G. Eric Kuskey
ISBN : 9781602862456
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The unbelievable true story of artist Thomas Kinkade, self-described “Painter of Light,” and the dramatic rise —and fall—of his billion-dollar gallery and licensing business. He was just one man, but Thomas Kinkade ultimately made more money from his art than every other artist in the history of the world combined. His sentimental paintings of babbling brooks, rural churches surrounded by brilliant fall foliage, and idyllic countryside cottages were so popular in the 1990s that one out of every twenty homes in America owned one of his prints. With the help of two partners—a former vacuum-cleaner salesman and an ambitious junior accountant who fancied himself a businessman—Kinkade turned his art into a billion-dollar gallery and licensing business that traded on the NYSE before it collapsed in 2006 amid fraud accusations. One part a fascinating business story about the rise, and demise, of a financial empire born out of divine inspiration, one part a dramatic biography, Billion Dollar Painter is the account of three nobodies who made it big. One of them was a man who, despite being a devout Christian who believed his artwork was a spiritual force that could cure the sick and comfort the poor in spirit, could not save his art empire, or himself. Eric Kuskey, former colleague of Thomas Kinkade's and close friend until the artist's death in 2012, tells Kinkade's story for the first time—from his art's humble beginnings on a sidewalk in Carmel, California, to his five-house compound in Monte Sereno. It's a tale of addiction and grief, of losing control, and ultimately, of the price of our dreams.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Memory Painter

Author : Gwendolyn Womack
ISBN : 9781250053046
Genre : Fiction
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WINNER OF THE RWA PRISM AWARD FOR BEST TIME TRAVEL/STEAMPUNK AND A FINALIST FOR BEST FIRST BOOK A thriller, a romance, a 10,000-year adventure...The Memory Painter is “the guy-meets-girl story as you've never heard it before" (Refinery29). Bryan Pierce is an internationally famous artist, whose paintings have dazzled the world. But there's a secret to Bryan's success: Every canvas is inspired by an unusually vivid dream. Bryan believes these dreams are really recollections—possibly even flashback from another life—and he has always hoped that his art will lead him to an answer. And when he meets Linz Jacobs, a neurogenticist who recognizes a recurring childhood nightmare in one Bryan's paintings, he is convinced she holds the key. Their meeting triggers Bryan's most powerful dream yet—visions of a team of scientists who, on the verge of discovering a cure for Alzheimer's, died in a lab explosion decades ago. As his visions intensify, Bryan and Linz start to discern a pattern. But a deadly enemy watches their every move, and he will stop at nothing to ensure that the past stays buried.
Category: Fiction

The Canvas Of Life You Are An Artist You Are A Painter

Author : Dr. Joji Valli
ISBN : 9783959267243
Genre : Self-Help
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Each of us came into this world with nothing but an empty canvas Tabula Rasa an empty mind. If you have an empty canvas there must be a reason why you have it so. YES. You are an aRTIST... You are a pAINTER... You are given brush and colors. It is upto you to use as many colors as possible to make the canvas colorful and presentable. Success has too many fathers and failure has none. Every nook and corner of the world irrespective of age, caste, color, creed... people admire the picture Mona Lisa. Why? Because it is beautiful and successful. People around us are only interested in a successful canvas. If your canvas is not presentable to the world nobody cares about it. Now think about your life! If the world is not interested in your canvas it is not presentable to the world. If it is not presentable, don't blame your parents; don't blame your family; don't blame the society; don't blame the people around you. Point not just one finger but all the fingers at YOU. Remember, You are the aRTIST... You are the pAINTER... That is the simple reason you have come to this world with an empty canvas. It is your canvas. It is your life. Plunder the hidden treasures! Bring out your Masterpiece! Be successful and quit the world. Leave the masterpiece as a legacy for the generations to come! Life is a choiceless choice, right now you have a choice to make it a failure or success. Choice is YOURS. This book will certainly facilitate you to paint your canvas beautiful, successful and presentable making it a masterpiece for you and the generations to come. This book will certainly facilitate you to paint your canvas beautiful, successful and presentable making it a masterpiece for you and the generations to come.
Category: Self-Help

The Painter And Decorator

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ISBN : WISC:89062193453
Genre : Painters, Industrial
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Category: Painters, Industrial

Happy Clouds Happy Trees

Author : Kristin G. Congdon
ISBN : 9781617039959
Genre : Art
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Uses contemporary art theory to explore the painter, teacher, and television personality who was embraced by many while simultaneously being ignored and reviled by scholarly art educators.
Category: Art

Gef Hrliche Wahrheit

Author : Lisa Marie Rice
ISBN : 9783802587047
Genre : Fiction
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Viktor "Drake" Drakovich ist Inhaber eines Millionen Dollar schweren Unternehmens, das im Waffenhandel tätig ist. Mit seinen rücksichtslosen Geschäftspraktiken hat er sich viele Feinde gemacht, die schon lange auf Rache sinnen. Doch Drake hat keine Schwächen ... bis er in einer Galerie die Künstlerin Grace sieht. Ihre Schönheit raubt ihm den Atem und lässt ihn in tiefer Leidenschaft entflammen. Schon bald gerät Grace jedoch in das Visier von Drakes Feinden, die alles tun würden, um ihm zu schaden. Kann Drake die attraktive Künstlerin für sich gewinnen, ohne sie in Gefahr zu bringen?
Category: Fiction

Bolivia And Coca

Author : James Painter
ISBN : 9280808567
Genre : Bolivia
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Category: Bolivia

Hoover S Billion Dollar Directory

Author : Hoover's, Inc
ISBN : PSU:000031485920
Genre : Corporations, American
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Find vital business facts & figures on all of the publicly traded U.S. companies listed on the New York, American & Nasdaq National Market stock exchanges. Each of the 6500 entries includes an overview of the company, addresses, phone & fax numbers, CEO & CFO, ticker symbol, fiscal year-end, number of employees, market value, debt ratio & five years of key financial information. More than 3000 corporate Web site addresses are also included. Indexed by geographic location, industry & ticker symbol.
Category: Corporations, American

Partisan Canons

Author : Anna Brzyski
ISBN : 9780822340850
Genre : Art
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Analyses of art history canons from varied perspectives.
Category: Art