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ID: 500026650
 
Record Type: Person
Nast, Thomas (American cartoonist and illustrator, 1840-1902)

Note: American illustrator of German birth, best known for his scathing political cartoon commentaries on the Civil War and the political corruptions of the 1870s. He is also known for creating such lasting images as the Republican Elephant, the Democratic Donkey, and Santa Claus, having done the illustrations for Clement C. Moore's "The Night Before Christmas."

Names:
Nast, Thomas (preferred,V,index,LC)
Thomas Nast (V,display)
Nast (U)
Nast, Thos. (U)

Nationalities:
American (preferred)

Roles:
artist (preferred)
cartoonist
illustrator

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Landau (Niederbayern, Bavaria, Germany) (inhabited place)
Died:  Guayaquil (Guayas, Ecuador) (inhabited place)

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Nast, Thomas (I)

Biographies:
(American cartoonist and illustrator, 1840-1902) ..... [VP Preferred]
(American artist, 1840-1902) ..... [WL-Courtauld]
(American artist, 1840-1902) ..... [WCI]
(American artist, 1840-1902) ..... [WCP]
(American cartoonist, illustrator, 1840-1902) ..... [BHA]
(artist, 1840-1902) ..... [GRL]
(American illustrator, 1840-1902) ..... [Grove Art]

Sources and Contributors:
Nast ........ [GRL]
...........  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 78083448
Nast, Thomas ........ [BHA Preferred, GRL Preferred, Grove Art Preferred, WCI Preferred, WCP Preferred, WL-Courtauld Preferred]
..........................  Database for the Witt Checklist of Painters c. 1200-1976 (1978-)
..........................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
..........................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 78083448
..........................  Witt Library, Authority files
Nast, Thos. ........ [GRL]
........................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 78083448
Thomas Nast ........ [VP]
........................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules

Subject: ........ [BHA, GRL, Grove Art, VP, WCI, WCP, WL-Courtauld]
....................  100 American Drawings (1976)
....................  Database for the Witt Checklist of Painters c. 1200-1976 (1978-)
....................  Fielding, Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors, Engravers (1987)
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  Groce and Wallace, Artists in America (1957)
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002)
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.)
....................  Witt Library, Authority files
....................  Young, Dictionary of American Artists (1968) p. 33
 
Note:
English .......... [VP, WL-Courtauld]
.......... Ask Art [online] (2003) Accessed 09/17/03
.......... Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) "Thomas Nast." Accessed 09/17/03
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