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Claude Monet "Little Thinker" Plush Doll

Claude Monet "Little Thinker" Plush Doll

The Unemployed Philosopher's Guild

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Bring home a piece of the French Impressionist movement with this 11" Claude Monet plush doll! Soft and cuddly yet artistically detailed, with his signature beard and paintbrush, your Little Thinker is ready for all your creative explorations. Ready, set, Impression!

  • Product type: Plush Toy
  • Shipping Dimensions: 11.0 × 6.0 × 4.0 inches  (27.9 × 15.2 × 10.2 cm)
  • Shipping Weight: 1.0 lb (16.0 oz; 454 g)
  • SKU010010980 | 814229001126 | 0081

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Claude Monet in 1899

About the Artist

Claude Monet

Claude Monet (1840 — 1926) was a French painter who was the initiator, leader, and unswerving advocate of the Impressionist style. In his mature works, Monet developed his method of producing repeated studies of the same motif in series, changing canvases with the light or as his interest shifted.

Claude Monet in the Chrysler Museum
The Unemployed Philosopher's Guild

About the Brand

The Unemployed Philosopher's Guild

The origins of the Unemployed Philosophers Guild are shrouded in mystery. Some accounts trace the Guild's birth to Athens in the latter half of the 4th century BCE. Allegedly, several lesser philosophers grew weary of the endless Socratic dialogue endemic in their trade and turned to crafting household implements and playthings. (Hence the assertions that Socrates quaffed his hemlock poison from a Guild-designed chalice, though vigorous debate surrounds the question of whether it was a "disappearing" chalice.)

Others argue that the UPG dates from the High Middle Ages, when the Philosophers Guild entered the world of commerce by selling bawdy pamphlets to pilgrims facing long lines for the restroom. Business boomed until 1211 when Pope Innocent III condemned the publications. Not surprisingly, this led to increased sales, even as half our membership was burned at the stake.

More recently, revisionist historians have pinpointed the birth of the Guild to the time it was still cool to live in New York City's Lower East Side. Two brothers turned their inner creativity and love of paying rent towards fulfilling the people's needs for finger puppets, warm slippers, coffee cups, and cracking up at stuff.

Most of the proceeds go to unemployed philosophers (and their associates). A portion also goes to some groups working on profound causes.

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