Cats and their famous artists

Do you like cats? That is great, now you can join the club of many excentric, unique, artistic personalities of today, as well as the past.

(You don’t like cats? Then you have probably no soul and should think about yourself) Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse or Salvador Dalí..all of them were fans of those small, furry feline devils, that can change from the most adorable creature, to the most bloodthirsty killer in a blink of an eye, and without any obvious reasons.

As well as their human owners, they are also unique, independent, and unpredictable. They seem to seek solitude, but at the same time are in a need of attention. They were worshipped as gods, and shunned as helpers of the witches. Loved and hated. Taken care of and beeing afraid of. Maybe because of such contrasts, many of the greatest artistic minds of all times have chosen them to be their companions, friends and even muses.

Salvador Dalí, with his pet ocelot, Babou (so what, lions are cats also if you want to argue)

Henri Matisse and his two cats, Minouche and Coussi

Picasso and his cats (the first one is his Siamese cat, Minou, the second one unknown)


Ai Weiwei with Lai Lai, one of his 40 cats


Gustav Klimt and his cat, Katze (btw. Katze meens Cat in German)

Paul Klee with Bimbo

Romare Bearden with Gippo

Pierre Bonnard and his cat

Henri Cartier-Bresson captured friend Saul Steinberg lounging with his cat

Margaret Bourke-White with her kitten

Agnes Varda: “This is all you need in life: a computer, a camera, and a cat.”

Edward Gorey chillin with his cats

Louis Wain, the drawer of cats with one of his own

Jean Cocteau with his cat, Karoun

Jacques Villon, Marcel Duchamp, and Raymond Duchamp-Villon and their cats

Andy Warhol with a cat in his studio (Fun Fact: Andy Warhol loved animals. At one time he was the proud owner of 25 cats, all named Sam)

Edward Weston and some of the cats, that were frequently staying at his home

Kandinsky and his cat, Vaske

Maya Lin with her cat

Balthus at home with his cat

Georgia O’Keeffe with her Siamese cat

Frida Kahlo with a monkey…oh, there is also her cat in the background, feeling offended and showing Frida how much she doesn’t need her at all

via demilked, Flavorwire

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