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The Cross by Thomas Kinkade

Updated on March 20, 2018
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The Ultimate Painting in His Life

When we think of the cross many things come to mind, but for the most part we think about the cross on which Jesus Christ died. It was with that in mind that Thomas Kinkade felt inspired to paint a large mural for the Charlotte, North Carolina Library of Evangelist Billy Graham.

This huge image would end up being the largest "canvas" he would design which was almost 20 feet tall and 40 feet wide. Franklin Graham, son of Rev. Graham, suggested the title to be simply called, "The Cross" in hope that its message would bring people to the Lord.

To view the canvas, view the video in which Thomas himself shares his story of the painting of "The Cross." Photo privided by and available at Amazon.

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Thomas Kinkade's Unveiling of The Cross

Watch and listen to how Thomas Kinkade himself describes the inspiration behind the painting. View the unveiling for the first time at the Billy Graham Library as the artist walks us through each phase of this portrait of Calvary.

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The Cross Canvas Wrap - Own a copy of the painting that is in the Graham library.

Thomas Kinkade The Cross 14"x14"x1.5" canvas wrap
Thomas Kinkade The Cross 14"x14"x1.5" canvas wrap

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It's not about a painting,

but about the message of


That's all that matters!

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What did you think of The Cross video? - Would you say the painting is inspired?

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      Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

      @Sylvestermouse: The story behind is was inspiring. Appreciate your visit Cynthia.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 3 years ago from United States

      What a beautiful painting! I have always loved Thomas Kinkades work and this one is certainly magnificent.

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      Rock Artist 4 years ago

      Amazing story, beautiful inspiring painting

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      The Cross is a wonderful topic, and the artistry in which you put this lens together is inspiring ... Glory!

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      Shelly Sellers 5 years ago from Midwest U.S.A.

      I enjoyed learning the inspiration behind "The Cross" by Thomas Kinkade. God's Grace is wonderful!

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      Teri Villars 6 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Kinkade was very inspiring and had a true gift from God. I am a little sad that the Resurrection is always played down on most sites such as these. It is my favorite holiday and the Easter egg hunt is actually Christian. They hid the eggs to symbolize that the path to the end reward is not always easy to walk. Blessed by a Squid Angel.

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      Linda Pogue 6 years ago from Missouri

      I love Thomas Kincade's artwork. His jewelry designs are exquisite. Thank you for sharing. Blessings.

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      zentao 6 years ago

      I always really liked Thomas Kincades art. I just heard he died today at only 54. Very sad.

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      JoshK47 6 years ago

      Quite lovely - thank you kindly for sharing!