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Cartoonist
Net worth 2018
Activists
Industry
Media Personalities
Ribe
Residence
Landau
United States
Country
United States
03/05/1849
BirthDay
27/09/1840
26 May 1914
Died On
December 7, 1902
Education
National Academy Museum and School
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1914

He breathed his last on May 26, 1914 and was survived by his wife and children

1905

In 1905, tragedy struck him in the personal front as his wife, Elisabeth, fell ill and died

1901

In 1901, he penned his autobiography, titled ‘The Making of an American’

1890

In 1890, he finally came up with the book, ‘How The Other Half Lives – Studies Among the Tenements of New York’

1889

In the 1889 Christmas edition, he submitted an eighteen page article by the title, ‘How the Other Half Lives’

1888

He then submitted a report of the same which was published in the newspaper, The Sun on the February 12, 1888 issue

1868

Returning to Ribe in 1868, he was disheartened to see the lack of opportunity for work and hence migrated to United States in 1870, with a letter of reference to the Danish Consul, Mr Goodall

1968

The Thomas Nast Award was created by the Overseas Press Club in his honor and has been presented each year since 1968 to an editorial cartoonist for the "best cartoons on international affairs”

1902

President Theodore Roosevelt, who was an admirer of the artist, offered him an appointment as the United States' Consul General to Guayaquil, Ecuador in South America, which Nast accepted in July 1902

1880

The relationship between Nast and the editors worsened over the 1880s and Nast left the publication in 1886

1877

The Weekly’s publisher Fletcher Harper died in 1877

1873

Throughout 1873, he toured the United States as a lecturer and a sketch-artist, and earned even more success and fame

1871

One of the most significant cartoons that made the lawmakers take the corruption seriously—The Tammany Tiger Loose—"What are you going to do about it?"—was published in November 1871 in ‘Harper’s Weekly’

1870

By 1870 Nast had intensified his focus on Tweed and his associates

1862

In 1862, he joined the ‘Harper’s Weekly’ as a staff illustrator

1861

Thomas Nast married Sarah Edwards in September 1861

1860

Frustrated by these incidents of unchecked political corruption, he started drawing sketches depicting the political corruption of Tweed and his associates in the late 1860s

1859

Eventually, he started contributing cartoons to publications and he illustrated a report exposing police corruption in ‘Harper's Weekly’ on March 19, 1859, marking the first time his drawings appeared in a newspaper

1856

Thomas Nast started working as a draftsman for ‘Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper’ in 1856

1850

Having realized early on that his true calling was to become an artist, he studied for about a year with Alfred Fredericks and Theodore Kaufmann, and then at the school of the National Academy of Design in the mid-1850s

1840

Thomas Nast was born on September 27, 1840, in Landau, Bavarian Rheinpfalz, Germany to Appolonia and Joseph Thomas Nast