(1840 - 1902)
Thomas Nast was active/lived in New York, New Jersey / Ecuador. Thomas Nast is known for 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 family to America in 1846. At age 15, he began his
illustration career as a draftsman at Leslie's Illustrated Magazine. Several years later he moved to the New York Illustrated News,
and his first assignment was in England at the
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