Zachary Thomas Kinkade, Thomas Kinkade’s nephew, was born in 1992 and has been passionate about art his entire life. Beginning when he was 11, Zachary began entering and winning national and regional art competitions and shows. Deciding that art was his calling, Zac submitted a portfolio to the Fort Worth Academy of Fine Art and was accepted to the school in preparation of formal university training the arts. During this time, Zac also attended Tarrant County College to study art and most significantly began apprenticing at the Thomas Kinkade Company to explore his own aesthetic vision. Zac continued these relationships while attending Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, where he eventually graduated with honors from that academy’s prestigious school of art and architecture. During the summers in Ithaca, he illustrated for the underground magazine Kitch and in his junior year was recognized by the Le Bal Gallery in France where his conceptual works on the theme of “War and Beauty” were accepted for inclusion into their prestigious annual publication La Topographies La Gurre. Again, following in his uncle’s footsteps and in service of his own life as a painter, Zac attended the internationally known Art Center School of Design in Pasadena. Zac has taken a position as a publishing artist for Art Brands Studios and most recently in 2017 was recognized by the Museum of Catholic Art for his work on the visual interpretation of Bible Stories. He is truly creating his own legacy with pencil and brush. While his originals have been sought after by collectors for many years, he began publishing his art in a limited edition format beginning in the spring of 2015.