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Louis Wain

[English Illustrator, 1860-1939]

• Subject matter:  Specializes in Cats.
• Browse all:  British artists  /  illustrators

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Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteBethlem Royal Hospital Museum and Art Gallery, London

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Louis Wain at ArtMagick

Wellcome Images Collection, London

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Miscellaneous Sites:
Notable SiteCatland: the Art of Louis Wain

Children's Books Online: The Rosetta Project
The Louis Wain Kitten Book

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia

British National Cat Club
Illustrated article about Louis Wain, a cat fancier who who also designed the organization's logo

Collector Cafe

Mind Hacks: Tips & Tricks for Using Your Brain (website for the book)
Can you really see the progression of mental illness in Louis Wain's art?

Pet Guide New Zealand
"Louis Wain, the Man Who Drew ...DOGS!"
(this interesting article was on an old version of the website, so we are linking to it via the Internet Archive)

Schizophrenia, Aging and Art
Article about Louis Wain and his battle with late onset schizophrenia

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