Louis Wain

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Birthday
5, 1860
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jul 4, 1939 (78)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
5, 1860
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jul 4, 1939 (78)

About

English sketch artist best known for his images of anthropomorphized large-eyed cats and kittens. His work peppered such publications as Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News and Illustrated London News.

Before Fame

He graduated from and later became a teacher at the West London School of Art.

Trivia

He may have suffered from schizophrenia during the later years of his life.

Family Life

He had five younger sisters. He was born to a textile trader and embroiderer. His youngest sister was certified insane when she was 30. He and his sisters' governess Emily Richardson married when he was 23.

Associated With

His work was admired by author HG Wells .