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 Thomas Nast  (1840 - 1902)

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Lived/Active: New York/New Jersey / Ecuador      Known for: editorial cartoons, military genre, illustration

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BIOGRAPHY for Thomas Nast
1840 (Bavaria, Germany)
1902 (Guyaquil, Ecuador)

New York/New Jersey / Ecuador

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editorial cartoons, military genre, illustration

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The foremost political cartoonist of his time, the late 19th century, Thomas Nast was the creator of three lasting symbols: the Republican elephant, the Democrat donkey, and Santa Claus, having done the illustrations for Clement Moore's, The Night Before Christmas.  President Abraham Lincoln regarded Nast's recruitment posters and newspaper promos as one of the most effective recruitment devices of the Civil War.

Nast was born in Landau, Bavaria and emigrated with his f (showing 500 of 7089 characters).

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