Modern Santa Claus

Thomas Nast Santa drawings published in 1863 and 1881




Thomas Nast’s earliest version of Santa Claus was published in the
January 3, 1863 issue of Harper’s Weekly, but it doesn’t resemble the
modern Santa as much as his later 1881 drawing (below).

Thomas Nast Defined the Modern Santa Claus

Thomas Nast’s picture of Santa Claus in Harper’s Weekly January 1, 1881 issue
became the visual prototype of the Santa Claus we know and love today.

Defining the Modern Santa Claus


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Art is a revolt against fate. - Andre Malraux

A great nation deserves great art. - Art Delage

The human body is the best work of art. - Jess C. Scott

Art is a house that tries to be haunted. - Emily Dickinson

Life is painting a picture, not doing a sum. - Oliver Wendell Holmes

Vision is the art of seeing things invisible. - Jonathan Swift

I'm not making art, I'm making sushi. - Masaharu Morimoto

Logic is the art of going wrong with confidence. - Joseph Krutch

The art of simplicity is a puzzle of complexity. - Douglas Horton

Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life. - Oscar Wilde

I get really grinchy right up until Christmas morning. - Dan Aykroyd

The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. - Pablo Picasso

One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art. - Oscar Wilde

We need a leader that wrote "The Art of the Deal". - Donald Trump

I'm walking backwards for Christmas Across the Irish Sea. - Spike Milligan

Before they invented drawing boards, what did they go back to? - George Carlin

The Iranians and Persians are excellent at the art of negotiation. - Donald Trump

It is a symbol of Irish art. The cracked looking-glass of a servant. - James Joyce

Tact is the art of convincing people that they know more than you do. - Raymond Mortimer

All art is autobiographical. The pearl is the oyster's autobiography. - Frederico Fellini

There are moments when Art almost attains to the dignity of manual labor. - Oscar Wilde

Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises. - Samuel Butler

Italy is the home of art and swindling; home of religion and moral rottenness. - Mark Twain

Take care to sell your horse before he dies. The art of life is passing losses on. - Robert Frost

The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them. - Bernard M Baruch

Anyone who thinks the art of conversation is dead ought to tell a child to go to bed. - Robert Gallagher

True and solemn meaning of Christmas, which is a time for peace and quiet contemptation. - Archie Bunker

Beautiful young people are accidents of nature but beautiful old people are works of art. - Unknown

The Bermuda Triangle got tired of warm weather. It moved to Alaska. Now Santa Claus is missing. - Steven Wright

I still have my Christmas Tree. I looked at it today. Sure enough, I couldn't see any forests. - Steven Wright

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a family all wrapped up in each other. - Bill Vaughan

Psychiatry is the art of teaching people how to stand on their own two feet while reclining on couches. - Sigmund Freud

A compromise is the art of dividing a cake in such a way that everyone believes he has the biggest piece. - Ludwig Erhard

Ethics is in origin the art of recommending to others the sacrifices required for cooperation with oneself. - Bertrand Russell

I gave my young nephew a book for Christmas. He's spent six months looking for where to put the batteries. - Milton Berle

I feel strongly that the visual arts are of vast importance. Of course I could be prejudiced. I am a visual art. - Kermit The Frog

The birch-bark canoe of the savage seems to me one of the most beautiful and perfect things of the kind constructed by human art. - William C. Bryant

Painting is a blind man's profession. He paints not what he sees, but what he feels, what he tells himself about what he has seen. - Pablo Picasso

Art owes its origin to nature. This beautiful creation supplied the first model, while the original teacher was that divine intelligence. - Giorgio Vasari


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