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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Santa's Guh-nomes - Archie Bunker

I view art as an inspirational tool. - Thomas Kincade

Politics is the art of the possible. - Otto von Bismarck

Art is anything you can get away with. - Marshall McLuhan

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

Life is the art of drawing without an eraser. - John Gardner

What is this, an audience or an oil painting? - Milton Berle

Art is either a plagiarist or a revolutionist. - Paul Gauguin

Logic is neither science nor an art, but a dodge. - Benjamin Jowett

Politics is the art of controlling your environment. - Hunter S. Thompson

The 'Earth' without art is just 'eh'. - Unknown

A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art. - Paul Cezanne

Music is the art which is most nigh to tears and memory. - Oscar Wilde

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

A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament. - Oscar Wilde

Santa Claus has the right idea. Visit people only once a year. - Victor Borge

Advertising is the greatest art form of the twentieth century. - Marshall McLuhan

Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known. - Oscar Wilde

Anyone who says you can't see a thought simply doesn't know art. - Wynetka Ann Reynolds

Acting is merely the art of keeping a large group of people from coughing. - Ralph Richardson

Politics is the art of choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable. - John Kenneth Galbraith

It is through art, and through art only, that we can realize our perfection. - Oscar Wilde

Life beats down and crushes the soul, but art reminds you that you have one. - Stella Adler

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

You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul. - George Bernard Shaw

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

It is only an auctioneer who can equally and impartially admire all schools of art. - Oscar Wilde

Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better. - Andre Gide

A half finished shawl left on the coffee table isn't a mess; it's an object of art. - Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

The art of art, the glory of expression, and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity. - Walt Whitman

Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad. - Salvador Dali

The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient, whilst Mother Nature takes care of the cure. - Voltaire

Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable. - John Kenneth Galbraith

What's the earth with all its art, verse, music, worth -
Compared with love, found, gained, and kept? - Robert Browning

Art is made to disturb. Science reassures. There is only one valuable thin in art: the thing you cannot explain. - Georges Braque

A lovely thing about Christmas is that it's compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together. - Garrison Keillor

When it began, cubism was a sort of analysis, which was no more painting than the description of physical phenomena was physics. - Juan Gris

Deals are my art form. Other people paint beautifully on canvas or write wonderful poetry. I like making deals, preferably big deals. - Donald Trump

The physician should look upon the patient as a besieged city and try to rescue him with every means that art and science place at his command. - Alexander of Tralles

Music embodies feeling without forcing it to contend and combine with thought, as it is forced in most arts and especially in the art of words. - Franz Liszt


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