PIPES, LITERATURE AND FINE ARTS

Famous pipe lovers

Mark Twain who put one in the hands of Tom Sawyer Rudyard Kipling who used to buy his personal blend of tobacco at Dunhill’s
Jean Giono who meditated greatly on it
Rimbaud who appeared with a Dutch pipe between his teeth (Oraison du soir)
Mallarmé who wrote how much the pipe nourished him with recollections and dreams
William Somerset Maugham, Apollinaire, Jean-Paul Sartre, Günter Grass, George Sand, etc.

Famous fictitious characters

Commissaire Maigret, the police superintendent, Sherlock Holmes

And also

- poets and essayists: Arthur Rimbaud, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Charles Lamb
- writers: Georges Simenon, Sinclair Lewis
- painters who immortalised their pipe: Van Gogh, Manet, Magritte, Picasso, Gustave Courbet (Self portrait with a black dog)
- artists: Georges Brassens, Bing Crosby, Clark Gable
- politicians: General MacArthur, Pierre Trudeau
- scientists and scholars: Robert Oppenheimer, Konrad Lorentz, Albert Einstein ("Before answering a question, one should always light one’s pipe.", Bertrand Russell ("He who lives without tobacco is not worthy of living"), Karl Gustav Jung etc.