Louis Wain’s Cats

By | 2018-03-25T23:06:51+00:00 November 12th, 2017|

“I take a sketch-book to a restaurant, or other public place, and draw the people in their different positions as cats, getting as near to their human characteristics as possible. This gives me doubly nature, and these studies I think [are] my best humorous work.” – Louis Wain British artist Louis Wain created an entire world of cats.  They [...]

Those Pigs!

By | 2018-03-13T21:20:53+00:00 November 12th, 2017|

THOSE PIGS! The cat wasn’t the only muse of late 19th and early 20th century artists.  Creative artists turned six-hundred-pound pigs into graceful tutu-wearing dancers, opera singers and refined butlers. Publishers, including Raphael Tuck & Sons, frequently chose anthropomorphic pigs for the cover of their Christmas and New Year’s cards, and pigs were frequently drawn [...]

Dogs

By | 2017-11-12T04:32:05+00:00 November 12th, 2017|

Those Lovable Dogs “If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went."  - Will Rogers Dog pilots, judges, doctors and lepidopterists?  Yes, what can be imagined can be created, especially if those doing the creating are talented artists like Louis Wain and Arthur Thiele.  To see some [...]