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Modern Santa Claus

Thomas Nast Santa drawings published in 1863 and 1881

Modern Santa Claus thanks to Thomas Nast

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)

Modern Santa Claus thanks to Thomas Nast

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.

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Education is the art of making man ethical. - Georg Hegel

A turkey never voted for an early Christmas. - Unknown

Maintenance is as much art as it is science. - Unknown

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

Truth is simple, requiring neither study nor art. - Ammian

God is not interested in your art but, your heart. - Ifeanyi E. Onuoha

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

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

Painting is stronger than me, it makes me do its bidding. - Pablo Picasso

Art in nature is rhythmic and has a horror of constraint. - Robert Delaunay

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

Modesty is not only an ornament, but also a guard to virtue. - Joseph Addison

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

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

Oratory is the art of making a loud noise seem like a deep thought. - American Proverb

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

Art is much less important than life, but what a poor life without it. - Robert Motherwell

A painting is never finished — it simply stops in interesting places. - Paul Gardner

The art of leadership is saying no, not yes. It is very easy to say yes. - Tony Blair

The great art of life is sensation; to feel that we exist, even in pain. - Lord Byron

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

To array a man's will against his sickness is the supreme art of medicine. - Henry Ward Beecher

Jealousy is the art of counting someone else's blessings instead of your own. - Unknown

The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live. - George Carlin

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

If 'ifs and buts' were 'candy and nuts', we'd have Christmas every day. - Unknown

Shopping: The fine art of acquiring things you don't need with money you don't have. - Unknown

Art is the right hand of nature. The latter has only given us being, the former has made us men. - Friedrich Schiller

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

Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it. - Dwight D Eisenhower

The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. - Aristotle

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

Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted in spite of your changing moods. - C S Lewis

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. - Albert Einstein

It is our art that has an opportunity to leave a footprint in the sand. They don't wrap fish in our work. - Hugh N Jacobsen

Marriage always demands the greatest understanding of the art of insincerity possible between two human beings. - Vicki Baum

Every happening, great and small, is a parable whereby God speaks to us, and the art of life is to get the message. - Malcolm Muggeridge

Toy Soldiers was my introduction to film. I certainly didn't think I was doing art by any stretch of the imagination. - Tim Robbins

The greatest achievement of humanity is not its works of art, science, or technology, but the recognition of its own dysfunction. - Eckhart Tolle

Wise sayings are not only for ornament, but for action and business, having a point or edge, whereby knots in business are pierced and discovered. - Francis Bacon


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