A follow-up to my 2006 article on “Illustrator’s Visions of Santa Claus“, in which I attempted to chronicle how 19th and early 20th century illustrators shaped our contemporary vision of the Jolly One.
(Images above: Thomas Nast, Reginald Birch, J.C. Leyendecker, N.C. Wyeth, Norman Rockwell and Haddon Sundblom — with detail)
3 Replies to “Illustrators’ Visions of Santa Claus (update)”
Merry Christmas, Charley! Thank you for this perfect Christmas post and all the other lovely posts you give us throughout the year. I always love to see what treats you supply us with! You have introduced me to some wonderful artists I may not have stumbled upon myself and I really appreciate all you do!
Merry Christmas and have a lovely New Year! I look eagerly forward to another year of treats from you!
Same here Charley,
Thank you for a year of fascinating and wonderful artists – and there have been so many !!
These Christmas images just round it off nicely :)
Have a terrific Christmas / New Year break, and I look forward to more amazing work to oggle at in 2014 :))
Thanks for the comments and good wishes. Lots more to come for the new year.
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