Saturday, November 28, 2009

Featured Pipe Smoker: Santa Claus

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For the next few weeks I'll be featuring graphics of a pipe-smoking Santa leading up to the holiday. These artworks will all be from the hand of Thomas Nast, who probably more than any other artist is responsible for our contemporary image of a rotund, pipe-smoking Santa Claus.

First we have "Seeing Santa Claus" from 1876.

For many more images of Santa with a pipe, just click on Santa Smokes a Pipe.


  1. Again anonymous, no need for new blog account (Mr.Brizzi)...
    I love those illustrations of me!