Art for Everybody
Thomas Kinkade, the most successful artist of his time, was beloved and despised for his paintings of cozy cottages. He rose to fame in the ‘90s, marketing himself to evangelicals, and against the art establishment. Yet beneath his pristine image 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, dark paintings, launching a search for the true man and artist behind the brand. Through skeptical critics, adoring fans, and Kinkade’s friends and family, "Art For Everybody" uncovers the real Thomas Kinkade, a complex man divided by the same forces that continue to pull us all apart.
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Morgan Neville, Tim Rummel
Tasha Van Zandt
Miranda Yousef, ACE