Gregory Wolfe on the art and legacy of Thomas Kinkade

Today in The Wall Street Journal, Gregory Wolfe considers the work of Thomas Kinkade: Why it appeals to so many people, what it means, what it denies.

This isn’t Wolfe’s first piece on the popular painter. His first great editorial on the subject was published in the Spring of 2002 in IMAGE

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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” called Through a Screen Darkly, and a four-volume series of fantasy novels called The Auralia Thread, which includes Auralia’s Colors, Cyndere’s Midnight, Raven’s Ladder, and The Ale Boy’s Feast. Jeffrey is a contributing editor for Seattle Pacific University’s Response magazine, and he writes about art, faith, and culture for Image, Filmwell, and his own website, LookingCloser.org. His work has also appeared in Paste, Relevant, Books and Culture, and Christianity Today (where he was a film columnist and critic for almost a decade). He lives in Shoreline, Washington. Visit him on Facebook at facebook.com/jeffreyoverstreethq.


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