"He instinctively can find the shining greatness of our American culture and does a good job of highlighting it (although he also does have those rare lapses when he writes about hockey, but that is something caused by impurities in the Eastern waters or something)." Erik Keilholtz
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Mark C. N. Sullivan is an editor at a Massachusetts university. He is married and the father of three children. Email
Thursday, July 25, 2002 Saving souls through painting:Kinkade does not always seem quite as humble as his hype. He claims that just as the Impressionists of the late 19th century reacted to the ‘dead art’ of the preceding era, so his own painting redeemed corrupt Modernist art in the late 20th century. He now wants to establish an Academy of Traditional Art to honour representational artists with Academy Awards. ‘I’m on a crusade to turn the tide,’ he told one interviewer. ‘History will record me as a cultural revolutionary.’ Convinced, like many God-fearing Americans, that he is living in the End Times, Kinkade also believes that by ‘blanket[ing] the world with the gospel through prints’ he will save souls in time for the Second Coming of Christ. Mary Wakefield writes on the Painter of Light for The Spectator.