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Thomas Nast The Departure of the Seventh Regiment to the War oil painting


The Departure of the Seventh Regiment to the War
Painting ID::  49219
Thomas Nast
The Departure of the Seventh Regiment to the War
mk195 April 19.1861. 1969 Oil on canvas 66x96

   
   
     

Thomas Nast Ladies- Parlor at Willard-s Hotel oil painting


Ladies- Parlor at Willard-s Hotel
Painting ID::  49271
Thomas Nast
Ladies- Parlor at Willard-s Hotel
mk195 Washington March 6 1861 Pencil and wash 9x14

   
   
     

Thomas Nast Entrance of the 55th Massachusetts Regiment into Charleston oil painting


Entrance of the 55th Massachusetts Regiment into Charleston
Painting ID::  49359
Thomas Nast
Entrance of the 55th Massachusetts Regiment into Charleston
mk195 1865 Pencil neutral wash and oil,heightened with white on board 14x21

   
   
     

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     Thomas Nast
     September 27, 1840 ?C December 7, 1902,Illustrator Thomas Nast was the first American celebrity cartoonist, famous for helping to turn out New York corrupt politicians and for creating peristent iconographic images of Santa Claus. Nast, from a family of German immigrants, began working in New York City as a cartoonist at the age of 15. He had a long association with Harper Weekly (1861-86), during which his battlefield illustrations and skilled caricatures made him famous in the U.S. and abroad (Van Gogh was a collector). Nast was an opinionated, progressive Republican, and his illustrated attacks on the leader of New York Democrats, William Boss Tweed, are said to have helped bring down an era of government corruption. One of the most influential caricaturists of his time, he is credited with creating the image of Santa as a chubby fellow in a red suit. Nast also came up with the image of an ass to represent Democrats (around 1870) and an elephant to represent Republicans (1874). His popularity waned in the 1880s, and he parted ways with Harper Weekly over political and artistic differences. Failing to succeed with his own publication or as a painter, he managed to be appointed by President Teddy Roosevelt in 1902 to a diplomatic position in Ecuador, where he contracted yellow fever and died. Now officially embraced icons, the animal symbols of the two political parties were meant by Nast to be unflattering.

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