Merry Christmas: The Art of Santa Claus

The Bean King - Jacob Jordaens 1659

I was beginning to think my quest to find holiday-appropriate artwork was in vain until I stumbled onto the clever, humorous art of  Ed Wheeler. A Philadelphia-based photographer, Wheeler has spent the last twenty-five years taking self-portraits of himself dressed as Santa and inserting them into classic, timeless works of art. His technique is amazing, as it’s hard to tell that the he’s not part of the original painting! Anyway, what more can I say, other than Santa really gets around! Whether it’s Renaissance, surreal, or neo-modern-post-impressionist-classical, Santa really knows his way around the art world! See more after the jump.

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About Stephen Kelly Creative

Hi, I'm Stephen Kelly, a writer, editor, photographer and graphic designer living in beautiful San Francisco, CA, USA. Amongst the things I love are writing, photography, movies, music, fitness, travel, Batman, all things Australian, food and fun, all of which I hope to reflect in this here blog. Welcome aboard ... now let's get busy!
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23 Responses to Merry Christmas: The Art of Santa Claus

  1. restlessjo says:

    SO clever and so many of them! Hard to even pick a favourite, Stephen 🙂
    Merry Christmas to you!

  2. Pat says:

    Thank you for finding these – I’m glad I’m not in the studio because I would have had to buy a few of these and I doubt my credit line is big enough. 😀

  3. Impybat says:

    I saw these on tumblr today!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Ho, ho, HILARIOUS!! Thanks for making our day 🙂

  5. 2geeks3knots says:

    Ho, ho HILARIOUS! Thanks for making our day 🙂

  6. The Guat says:

    HA! These are awesome. Santa playing poker with the dogs is my favorite. How awesome is that. I love it! Great post for some holiday cheer 🙂 Have a good one!

  7. Paula says:

    That’s cool Stephen. You’ve brought some smiles again. Merry Christmas!

  8. Angeline M says:

    Perfect! Love all of them! Feliz Navidad, Stephen.

  9. Love the collection of Santa images — put such a smile on my face! Have a wonderful Christmas!

  10. I love the Nighthawks. Merry Christmas, Stephen.

  11. pommepal says:

    Well found Stephen, they brought a smile to my face just before we head out with our sack of goodies to the grand kids place… HO_HO_HO 🙂

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