Thomas Nast Major Accomplishments. Thomas Nast was a German-born American editorial cartoonist known as the Father of the American Cartoon. May 20 1871.
Thomas Nast was a German-born American editorial cartoonist known as the Father of the American Cartoon. A plaque in his birthplace Landau Germany was placed there by the United States Embassy as a gift to the German people in friendship and in memory of Thomas Nast. Born on September 27 1840 in Landau Germany cartoonist Thomas Nast was best known for his powerful sketches of the Civil War and his influential political images.
He was the scourge of Boss Tweed and the Tammany Hall political machine.
Among his notable works were the creation of the modern version of Santa Claus and the. This notable German-American has led the way for many brilliant artists and cartoonists in America. The Influential Art of Thomas Nast will feature over thirty editorial cartoons. Decoration-Day May 30 1871.