The English Cat Artist: A Fictionalized Biography of Louis Wain 1860-1939 plus over 65 kitten pictures.

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9780943698274: The English Cat Artist: A Fictionalized Biography of Louis Wain 1860-1939 plus over 65 kitten pictures.

Louis Wain was an artistic genius with a touch of madness that made him especially fascinating. During Edwardian times he enchanted the English and thrilled the Americans with his prolific output of cat illustrations and paintings that appeared as centerfolds in the chic Illustrated London News, full size pages in The New York American, and other prominent publications. He also created zillions of postcards, for which he became the most famous. The English Cat Artist contains 65 Louis Wain cat pictures containing around 800 cats with date and source of each picture, plus 10 Wain personal pictures. Presented in the format of a fast paced novel, this inside story of Louis Wain's life is revealed against a backdrop of prevailing conditions in England, and the world in a vivid, realistic, and entertaining fashion. In the early 1900's H.G. Wells, in his broadcast over the BBC said: He made the cat his own. He invented a cat style, a cat society, a whole cat world. English cats that do not look and live like Louis Wain cats are ashamed of themselves. Reviews:...a great success - New York Times. ...the public was enchanted - Los Angeles Times; We became enthralled with the depth and feeling of the narration - Cat World national magazine, England; An interesting book which must be one for your bookshelves - Postcard World, Journal of the Postcard Club of Great Britain. ...comes alive like a novel in its color and action - Midwest Book Review; ...characters comes to life in this enchanting biography which reads like a novel - well worth the price. Copydesk Flash, USA national.

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Louis Wain was an artistic genius with a touch of madness that made him especially fascinating. His imagination took flight and his sense of fun broke through in a tremendous output of cat art that kept him creating saleable work from before he was 20 until age 79 when he died (in 1939).

During a storm a stray kitten cried on his windowledge. He took in the little charmer and instantly his fantasies turned to cats. Cats writing letters with ink-smudged paws - cats asleep in bed, dreaming of mice and birds - cats wearing ballgowns and flirting behind fans while roving cat waiters served mouse hors d'oevres.

The first of many scenes, featuring 230 cats became the sensational centerspread of the Christmas 1896 issue of London's Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News, and sped him along the road to fame.

When Louis Wain fell in love it was with Emily, the vivacious governess of his youngest sister. His prudish Catholic family was so infuriated he ran away and lived-in-sin with the lady when such behavior was taboo. After three glorious years Emily died, but she remained in his heart forever.

Invited to the United States for 3 days to open the Beresford Cat Show in Chicago he remained for three years, undaunted by fierce competition from American artists such as Charles Dana Gibson, creator of the glamorous Gibson Girls. He was snapped up by the New York American newspaper to illustrate the full front page of their Sunday Cartoon Section, was deluged with assignments from prosperous calendar and postcard concerns, squired an elegant socialite around Manhattan, and earned a small fortune.

Starting in 1924 he b ecame a pauper inmate of a string of English lunatic asylums – including the gruesome Bedlam. He flouted the rules, spent precious, secret moments with a young poetress from the women's wing, and created radiantly colored paintings that, today, are among the highest priced examples of his work.

Presented in the foremat of a fast paced novel, this inside story of Louis Wain's life is revealed against a background of prevailing conditions in England, America and the world, in a vivid, realistic and entertaining fashion.

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Louis Wain was an artistic genius with a touch of madness that made him especially fascinating. His imagination took flight and his sense of fun broke through in a tremendous output of cat art that bedazzled the English - thrilled the Americans - and kept him creating saleable work from before he was aged 20 until close to his death at almost 79. During a storm a stray kitten cried on his window ledge, he took in the little charmer, and instantly his fantasies turned to cats. Cats writing letters with ink-smudged paws - cats asleep in bed, dreaming of mice and birds - cats wearing ball gowns and flirting behind fans- drunken cats rolling home after a spree. The first of many scenes, featuring 230 cats, became the sensational center spread of the Christmas 1886 issue of London's Illustrated Sporting & Dramatic News, and sped him along the road to fame. When Louis fell in love it was with Emily, the vivacious governess of his youngest sister. His snobbish catholic family was so infuriated he ran away and lived-in-sin with the lady when such behavior was taboo. After 3 glorious years Emily died, but she remained in his heart forever. Invited to the United States for 3 days to open a cat show, he remained for 3 years, undaunted by fierce competition from American artists such as Charles Dana Gibson, creator of the glamorous Gibson Girls. He was snapped up by the New York American newspaper to illustrate the full front page of their Sunday Cartoon Section, was deluged with assignments from prosperous calendar and post car concerns, squires an elegant socialite around Manhattan, and earned and lost a small fortune. Starting in 1924 he became a pauper inmate of a string of English lunatic asylums - including the gruesome Bedlam. He flouted the rules, spent precious, secret moments with a young poetress from the women's wing, and created radiantly colored paintings that, today, are among the highest priced examples of his work. Presented in the format of a fast-paced novel, this inside story of Louis Wain's life is revealed against a backdrop of prevailing conditions in England,America, and the world, in a vivid, realistic, and entertaining fashion.

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