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Thomas Kinkade

Thomas Kinkade: 'Painter of light'

thomaskinkade Kinkade was a phenomenon in his own life time. He was one of the most successful painters of modern times. One in twenty homes/businesses in the US has one of his prints hanging on their walls. His commercial acumen is the stuff of legend and has brought with it the obvious jealousy of others who have ridiculed his work and tried to bring his reputation into dispute. But none of it can take away from his talent to produce pictures which have a surreal beauty and sense of well being.

His works have been produced not only as prints but in many other mediums such as tapestries, books, ornaments, clocks and of course jigsaw puzzles. It is his jigsaws that here at cj-books-etc we are most interested. His paintings make for a wonderful but challenging subject matter. They are guaranteed to give hours of pleasure to any serious puzzler. On first attempting a Kinkade puzzle, it can seem a little daunting but it is well worth the effort. The sense of achievement upon finishing a Kinkade puzzle is most satisfying.

Kinkade himself is a larger than life character who unfortunately died young at the age of 54 in 2012. The controversy which surrounded him in life also surrounded his death. The official cause of death is heart attack but his drinking habit is said to have played a large part in his demise. Like many artists before him, his passion for his work spilled over into his private life and he lived his life with the passion with which he painted.

thomkinhome The subjects of his works have been described by some as 'kitsch'. This is really just sour grapes about his phenomenal success. Had he been a starving artist holed up in a garret somewhere, these same critics would no doubt have extolled the virtues of his work and compared him to the Greats! One thing which cannot be denied however is the amazing talent he had for capturing a scene and giving it an almost magical quality. In his paintings there is a luminescence that evokes peace and harmony. He didn't paint distressing scenes or erotica or anything unpleasant but produced works which give joy and pleasure to anyone who sees them. By doing a Kinkade puzzle you can feel the work in detail as you piece together the scene, understanding the painting as only a puzzler can, inch by inch.

We at cj-books-etc are very pleased to be able to bring you an extensive selection of Kinkade puzzles to enjoy and treasure. Our selection is constantly growing, so if there is a particular scene you want we may have it in stock but haven't yet listed it for sale. Let us know via our contact page. We'd also love to hear about your experiences of doing a Kinkade puzzle, so let us know. If we quote from your review on our website you'll get a 10% voucher towards your next purchase direct from cj-books-etc.

1000 and 500 piece Thomas Kinkade jigsaws are classified as GRADE 8
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Rural Scenes

Thomas Kinkade Stepping Stone Cottage

TKstepping artist Thomas Kinkade
from Gibsons, no.G657, 2004
Colourful and peaceful but be careful not to fall in. Those stones look mossy!
finished size 68.5cm x 49cm
1000 pieces
MPN 5012269
GRADE 8

Used very good
£33.00
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Thomas Kinkade Dogwood Chapel

TKdogwood artist Thomas Kinkade
from Gibsons, no.G414, 2004
A peaceful spiritual place to worship in the heart of the mountains.
finished size 68cm x 48.5cm
1000 pieces
MPN 5012269004144
GRADE 8

Used like new
£37.00
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Thomas Kinkade Streams of Living Water

TKstreams artist Thomas Kinkade
from Gibsons, no.G6084, 2000
You can hear those hymns echoing around the valley in this splendid Kinkade scene.
finished size 68cm x 48.5cm
1000 pieces
MPN 5012269060843
GRADE 8

Used like new
£37.00
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Thomas Kinkade Lamplight Village

TKlampvillage artist Thomas Kinkade
from Gibsons, no.G646
What's better than an evening walk by the river? Well doing a Kinkade puzzle about an evening walk by the river of course!
finished size 68.5cm x 49cm
1000 pieces
MPN 5012269006469
GRADE 8

Used good
£25.00
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Thomas Kinkade A Peaceful Retreat

TKpeaceful artist Thomas Kinkade
from Gibsons, no.G655, 2004
Can't you just imagine sitting in that chair or better still being in that hammock?
finished size 68.5cm x 49cm
1000 pieces
MPN 5012269006551
GRADE 8

Used like new
£35.00
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Thomas Kinkade Mountain Paradise

TKparadise artist Thomas Kinkade
from Gibsons, no.G423, 2006
This scene has so many little details it will take a puzzler to find them all!
finished size 68cm x 48.5cm
1000 pieces
MPN 5012269004236
GRADE 8

Used like new
£32.00
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Thomas Kinkade Evening At Swanbrooke Cottage

TKevening swanbrooke artist Thomas Kinkade
from Gibsons, no.G6132, 1991
So colourful and full of life. A real Kinkade gem.
finished size 68cm x 48.5cm
1000 pieces
MPN 5012269061321
GRADE 8

Used like new
£45.00
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Thomas Kinkade A Peaceful Time

TKpeaceful time artist Thomas Kinkade
from Gibsons, no.6039,
A clear scene but look at that sky! That's not for the faint hearted but an avid Kinkade fan will have no problem - probably!
finished size 68cm x 48.5cm
1000 pieces
MPN 5012269060393
GRADE 8

Used like new
£35.00
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Thomas Kinkade The Village Lighthouse

TKvillage lighthouse artist Thomas Kinkade
from Gibsons, no.G648
One of CJ's favourites. A splendid example of Kinkade's talent and eye for detail.
finished size 68.5cm x 49cm
1000 pieces
MPN 5012269006483
GRADE 8

Used very good
£30.00
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Thomas Kinkade Gingerbread Cottage

TKgingerbread artist Thomas Kinkade
from Gibsons, no.6035, 2007
Warm and inviting just like gingerbread should be!
finished size 68.5cm x 49cm
1000 pieces
MPN 5012269060355
GRADE 8

Used like new
£30.00
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Thomas Kinkade Cobblestone Evening

TKcobbelstone evening artist Thomas Kinkade
from Gibsons, no.G6001, 2007
Classic Kinkade scene which makes such a lovely puzzle.
finished size 68cm x 48.5cm
1000 pieces
MPN 5012269060010
GRADE 8

Used like new
£35.00
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Thomas Kinkade Twilight Cottage

TKtwilight artist Thomas Kinkade
from Gibsons, no.G422, 1997
Colourful and with lots of 'anchors', this puzzle will be a delight to Kinkade fans.
finished size 68.5cm x 49cm
1000 pieces
MPN 5012269004229
GRADE 8

Used like new
£37.00
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Thomas Kinkade Bridge of Hope

TKbridgehope artist Thomas Kinkade
from Gibsons, no.G891, 2004
A delightful 500 piece Kinkade ideal to cut your teeth on.
finished size 48.5cm X 34.5cm
500 pieces
MPN 5012269008913
GRADE 7

Used very good
£28.00
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Thomas Kinkade Lamplight Manor

TKlampmanor artist Thomas Kinkade
from Gibsons, no.6036, 2000
A solid house full of light superbly portrayed in this rare puzzle.
finished size 68cm x 48.5cm
1000 pieces
MPN 5012269060362
GRADE 8

Used like new
£40.00
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Thomas Kinkade Lakeside Manor

TKlakemanor artist Thomas Kinkade
from Gibsons, no.G425, 2006
A grand house makes a nice diversion from the usual cottages but it's still as inviting as always.
finished size 68cm x 48.5cm
1000 pieces
MPN 5012269004250
GRADE 8

Used like new
£45.00
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Thomas Kinkade Cottage By The Sea

TKcottagesea artist Thomas Kinkade
from Gibsons, no.G6081, 1992
An ideal holiday escape we can all dream of.
finished size 68.5cm x 49cm
1000 pieces
MPN 5012269060812
GRADE 8

Used like new
£35.00
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Thomas Kinkade Rosebud Cottage

Thomas Kinkade Rosebud Cottage by Thomas Kinkade
from Gibsons, no.G6109
Colourful country scene with evocative sky and the hallmark cottage beaming with light. Slight shelf wear to box edges only.
1000 pieces
finished size 49cm x 68cm
MPN 5012269061093

Used like new
£20.00
FREE delivery for UK addresses.
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Used very good
£18.00
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Thomas Kinkade It Doesn't Get Much Better 1000 piece Jigsaw from Gibsons

Much Better A delightful scene which is sure to instill a peaceful feeling to any puzzler or fisherman alike. This is a great example of Kinkade's magical use of light and evocative use of promise of things to come as only he can!
MPN 5012269006599
Finished size 68.5cm x 49cm

Used like new
£39.00
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Thomas Kinkade Studio in the Garden

Studio in the Garden 1000 pieces from Gibsons, finished size 48.5cm x 68cm (19" x 27")
MPN 5012269060980

This Kinkade painting provides an excellent subject for jigsaw puzzlers with its vibrant colours and delightful inviting feel which draws the eye along the path into the warm lit studio.

Used like new
£32.00
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Thomas Kinkade Morning Glory Cottage

kincade_morningglory 1000 pieces from Gibsons, finished size 48.5cm x 68cm (19" x 27")
MPN 5012269060417

A lovely rustic rural scene to complete for the enthusiastic Kinkade puzzler.

Used very good
£22.00
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Thomas Kinkade Seasons Series from Schmidt: A Quiet Evening (58462)

kinkade_quieteveningseasons

The Seasons range is a montage of the same Thomas Kinkade scene but showing all four seasons in a different aspect. This is a challenging but very rewarding puzzle for any ardent Kinkade fan.

New
£40.00
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Thomas Kinkade Ceaco Jigsaws

Ceaco are an American company producing quality jigsaw puzzles. Their Thomas Kinkade range includes puzzles of his paintings not produced by the UK manufacturer Gibsons. The feel of the pieces is different than Gibsons or other European manufacturers but the fit of the pieces is still good. The boxes used by Ceaco are also not as robust but serve their purpose. They come in two distinct sizes - regular 31cm x 31cm and also compact size 20cm x 20cm - useful when space is at a premium.

All our quality used Ceaco puzzles come with a new re-sealable plastic bag to hold the pieces securely. For dedicated Kinkade fans, considering Ceaco's range of puzzles is a must!

Our range of Thomas Kinkade puzzles from Ceaco includes:

Thomas Kinkade The Aspen Chapel

TK Aspen Chapel artist Thomas Kinkade
from Ceaco Inc
Home & Heart edition complete with wicker basket and added satin wrap which doubles as a cloth for your jigsaw assembly if required. Some wear to basket but all pieces present and stored in new resealable bag.
finished size 24in x 18in
550 pieces
MPN 021081011198
GRADE 8

Used very good
£25.00
FREE delivery for UK addresses.

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Thomas Kinkade The Old Fishin' Hole

TK Old Fishin Hole artist Thomas Kinkade
from Ceaco Inc
Home & Heart edition complete with wicker basket and added satin wrap which doubles as a cloth for your jigsaw assembly if required. Some wear to basket but all pieces present and stored in new resealable bag.
finished size 24in x 18in
550 pieces
MPN 021081011198
GRADE 8

Used very good
£25.00
FREE delivery for UK addresses.

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Thomas Kinkade Teacup Cottage

Cobblestone Mill artist Thomas Kinkade
from Ceaco Inc
Home & Heart edition complete with wicker basket and added satin wrap which doubles as a cloth for your jigsaw assembly if required. Ideal gift
finished size 24in x 18in
550 pieces
MPN 021081011198
GRADE 8

Used very good
£25.00
FREE delivery for UK addresses.

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Thomas Kinkade Deluxe Puzzle Set

Thomas Kinkade Deluxe Puzzle Set from Ceaco Inc 1998 no.36221
3x500 pieces

Three wonderful Thomas Kinkade scenes produced as a set of 500 pieces puzzles. Titles include Autumn at Ashley's Cottage, San Fransisco - A View Down California St from Nob Hill, Sweetheart Cottage II
Finished size 20in x 16in
MPN 021081036221.

Used good with some wear to box.
£27.00
FREE delivery for UK addresses

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Blaylock

If you love Thomas Kinkade jigsaws, then why not check out our range of jigsaws by fellow American artist Ted Blaylock.

Blaylock may depict a more rugged vision of American History but they are both true to their beliefs and give a lasting impression of a world now perhaps lost but not forgotten.

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Feature

Gerard Hoffnung

Hoffnung

Gerard Hoffnung (22 March 1925 - 28 September 1959) was an artist and musician, best known for his humorous works. Much of Hoffnung's humour centred on the world of music, particularly the various instruments of the orchestra with which he was fascinated.

Visit his feature page on cj-books-etc where there is a short biography and a selection of his books available together with some of his art work recreated in jigsaw puzzles.