Oil Paintings – 1895, 1897

Nast identified closely with Santa Claus, as evidenced by this 1895 painting which contains his own features. Two years later, he painted a self-portrait for the 100th Anniversary of the Morristown, New Jersey, Volunteer Fire Department with the same nose and pudgy cheeks. Both are in the Macculloch Hall Historical Museum located across the street from Nast’s home in Morristown, New Jersey.