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Cat Compendium: The Worlds of Louis Wain

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Louis Wain drew cats: cats playing poker, boxing, playing cricket, and doing almost any human activity. His pictures are widely available today as decorative motifs and popular prints, but in his day, the man dubbed the "Hogarth of cat life" was a celebrity who sold thousands of drawings and paintings to an insatiable public. From humble beginnings, Wain became a hugely su ...more
Board book, 188 pages
Published October 1st 2001 by Peter Owen Publishers
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Carole Tyrrell
Jun 09, 2015 Carole Tyrrell rated it really liked it
Any avid Louis Wain fan, as I am, will enjoy this gorgeous little book. Sixty illustrations, some of which I hadn’t previously seen with the rare article by Waim himself on ‘How I draw my cats.’ make this a n invaluable addition to a Wain bookshelf. Cat Compendium would also make a wonderful introduction to anyone who has just discovered the delights of Wain’s gung-ho, happy felines.
It could be said that Wain created his own kind of cat. Under his pen they walk on two legs, wear fashionable clo
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Louis Wain was an English artist best known for his drawings, which consistently featured anthropomorphised large-eyed cats and kittens.
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