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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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The secret of life is in art. - Oscar Wilde

A great nation deserves great art. - Art Delage

Art is the signature of civilizations. - Beverly Sills

All great art comes from a sense of outrage. - Glenn Close

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

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

The art of being wise is knowing what to overlook. - William James

Love the art in yourself, not yourself in the art. - Constantin Stanislavski

Morality, like art, means drawing a line someplace. - Oscar Wilde

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

The art of being a slave is to rule one's master. - Diogenes

Art is not what you see, but what you make others see. - Degas

Art is making something out of nothing and selling it. - Frank Zappa

The art of communication is the language of leadership. - James Humes

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

Interpretation is the revenge of the intellect upon art. - Susan Sontag

Controversy is part of the nature of art and creativity. - Yoko Ono

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

I'm going to the North Pole to help out Santa this year. - Jimmy Fallon

The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting. - Sun Tzu

The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls. - Pablo Picasso

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

The art of conversation is the art of hearing as well as of being heard. - William Hazlitt

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

Nothing's as mean as giving a little child something useful for Christmas. - Kin Hubbard

Humour is a rubber sword - it allows you to make a point without drawing blood. - Mary Hirsch

Mail your packages early, so the Post Office can lose them in time for Christmas. - Johnny Carson

The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease. - Voltaire

Gossip is the art of saying nothing in a way that leaves practically nothing unsaid. - Walter Winchell

Prophecy: The art and practice of selling one's credibility for future delivery. - Ambrose Bierce

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

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

It's not your painting anymore. It stopped being your painting the moment that you finished it. - Jeff Melvoin

Might make a real good Christmas present for the uninformed. The book is called 'Taking America Back.' - Paul Harvey

'Tis not always in a physician's power to cure the sick; at times the disease is stronger than trained art. - Ovid

The minute there's a map, there is no art. Paint by numbers is not art. Paint by numbers is a mechanical activity. - Seth Godin

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

Logic: the art of thinking and reasoning in strict accordance with the limitations and incapacities of the human misunderstanding. - Ambrose Bierce

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival. - C S Lewis

Humility is becoming a lost art, but it's not difficult to practice. It means that you realize that others have been involved in your success. - Harvey Mackay


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