Animals

Meet Famous Artists And Their Cats (Cuteness Overload)

Zuzanna Stańska 8 October 2016 min Read

  So many great artists have shared one very special love: the love of cats. Here you will find 7 modern artists who loved their felines and have taken photos with them:

1. Salvador Dalí with his pet ocelot, Babou

[caption id="attachment_552" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Dali and his ocelot Dali and his ocelot[/caption] In the 1960s [easyazon_link identifier="383654492X" locale="US" tag="dailyartdaily-20"]Dalí[/easyazon_link]bought a pet ocelot called Babou, which accompanied him on a leash and a studded collar nearly everywhere he went – including, famously, a restaurant in Manhattan. When a fellow diner became alarmed, he calmly told her that Babou was a normal cat that he had “painted over in an op art design”.

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[easyazon_image align="none" height="160" identifier="383654492X" locale="US" src="https://www.dailyartmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/51QuNLCMWL.SL160-1.jpg" tag="dailyartdaily-20" width="130"]   [easyazon_image align="none" height="160" identifier="3836560003" locale="US" src="https://www.dailyartmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/51Or91eJynL.SL160.jpg" tag="dailyartdaily-20" width="133"]   [easyazon_image align="none" height="128" identifier="B001O5TM6S" locale="US" src="https://www.dailyartmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/519lrRYWBzL.SL160.jpg" tag="dailyartdaily-20" width="160"]

2. Henri Matisse loved his cats: Minouche and Coussi

[caption id="attachment_553" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Henri Matisse and his cats Henri Matisse and his cats[/caption] The last decade of his life, [easyazon_link identifier="3822865354" locale="US" tag="dailyartdaily-20"]Matisse[/easyazon_link] suffered from cancer, and spent most of his time in bed or on a wheelchair. A number of cats kept him company.

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[easyazon_image align="none" height="160" identifier="3822865354" locale="US" src="https://www.dailyartmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/71G76XT56DL.SL160-1.gif" tag="dailyartdaily-20" width="128"]   [easyazon_image align="none" height="160" identifier="0375711538" locale="US" src="https://www.dailyartmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/519sraCPXYL.SL160-1.jpg" tag="dailyartdaily-20" width="121"]   [easyazon_image align="none" height="160" identifier="044842519X" locale="US" src="https://www.dailyartmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/51DPZJBmZL.SL160.jpg" tag="dailyartdaily-20" width="122"]

3. Picasso and his Siamese cat, Minou

[caption id="attachment_554" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Picasso with Minou Picasso with Minou[/caption] When [easyazon_link identifier="1492874205" locale="US" tag="dailyartdaily-20"]Pablo Picasso[/easyazon_link] lived in a garret in Montmartre, he took in a Siamese cat he called Minou. This was during his blue period.

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[easyazon_image align="none" height="160" identifier="0143108123" locale="US" src="https://www.dailyartmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/51VwAVtnQ2L.SL160.jpg" tag="dailyartdaily-20" width="104"]   [easyazon_image align="none" height="160" identifier="B007MKCIHY" locale="US" src="https://www.dailyartmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/51y14Sk9vsL.SL160.jpg" tag="dailyartdaily-20" width="118"]

4. Gustav Klimt with Katze

[caption id="attachment_555" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Gustav Klimt and Katze Gustav Klimt and Katze[/caption] [easyazon_link identifier="1402759207" locale="US" tag="dailyartdaily-20"]Klimt[/easyazon_link] called his cat Katze (which stands in German for "The Cat"). Though the artist is not known for any artworks of cats, opting instead for female subjects, his love of his cat Katze is widely known.

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[easyazon_image align="none" height="160" identifier="3836558076" locale="US" src="https://www.dailyartmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/51jJqjDKJ9L.SL160.jpg" tag="dailyartdaily-20" width="133"]   [easyazon_image align="none" height="160" identifier="3836527952" locale="US" src="https://www.dailyartmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/616SF4xmZCL.SL160.jpg" tag="dailyartdaily-20" width="122"]   [easyazon_image align="none" height="160" identifier="1101873124" locale="US" src="https://www.dailyartmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/51PrxOFCe3L.SL160-1.jpg" tag="dailyartdaily-20" width="104"]

5. Paul Klee with kitty, Bimbo

[caption id="attachment_556" align="aligncenter" width="605"]Paul Klee and Bimbo Paul Klee and Bimbo[/caption] [easyazon_link identifier="3791347500" locale="US" tag="dailyartdaily-20"]Paul Klee’s[/easyazon_link] love for cats started at a young age, since they were always a part of his family. Years later, Klee shared his studio with his feline friend, Bimbo, a beautiful white long-haired cat who followed him everywhere. In the memoir “Kandinsky and I,” Nina Kandinsky remembers Klee’s love for animals. “Paul Klee adores cats,” she wrote. “In Dessau, his cat always looked out the window in the studio. I could see him perfectly from my private room. Klee told me the cat looked at me insistently: You can’t have any secrets. My cat will tell me all."

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[easyazon_image align="none" height="160" identifier="3791345265" locale="US" src="https://www.dailyartmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/51PCa61pKnL.SL160.jpg" tag="dailyartdaily-20" width="129"]   [easyazon_image align="none" height="160" identifier="B000715ID6" locale="US" src="https://www.dailyartmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/41Lt7n9WuhL.SL160.jpg" tag="dailyartdaily-20" width="119"]

6. Andy Warhol and Sam

[caption id="attachment_557" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Andy Warhol with Sam Andy Warhol with Sam[/caption] [easyazon_link identifier="1455561452" locale="US" tag="dailyartdaily-20"]Andy Warhol[/easyazon_link] loved cats. In 1954, he published a book of hand-colored lithographs titled 25 Cats Name Sam and One Blue Pussy. According to Warhol’s nephew, who published his own book Uncle Andy’s Cats in 2009, Warhol’s collection of cats began when he feared his single cat named Hester would grow lonely. After bringing home another cat, named Sam, the cat family eventually reached 25 felines, each of whom Warhol gave the same name - Sam.

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[easyazon_image align="none" height="160" identifier="1455561452" locale="US" src="https://www.dailyartmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/61sp1HQ3TwL.SL160.jpg" tag="dailyartdaily-20" width="139"]   [easyazon_image align="none" height="160" identifier="B000GEIREQ" locale="US" src="https://www.dailyartmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/515XKDFHQBL.SL160.jpg" tag="dailyartdaily-20" width="160"]   [easyazon_image align="none" height="103" identifier="039456930X" locale="US" src="https://www.dailyartmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/51Aej7NeraL.SL160.jpg" tag="dailyartdaily-20" width="160"]

 

7. Kandinsky and his cat, Vaske

[caption id="attachment_558" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Kandinsky and his cat, Vaske Kandinsky and his cat, Vaske[/caption] Look with what a feeling Kandinsky is holding his cat, Vaske!

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