Sunday, March 27, 2011


I have owned this book “A CAT ALPHABET” by Victorian artist Louis Wain for quite some years now; I found it at a garage sale.  The page with H and I is missing so if any of you out there have this missing page it would be grate if you want share them.
The British artist Louis Wain was a highly successful artist and illustrator whose reputation was made on his singular and gently humorous pictures of cats in the beginning of the 20th century.
When he became 57 years old, he was affected by an unknown mental disorder, which overtook his life as well his art. The last 15 years of his life were spent in psychiatric institutions. His cat's paintings started to change and to show startling images.
At the Bethlehem Royal Hospital Museum you can find more images by Louis Wain:


  1. This is really interesting information.
    Thank you for sharing it.
    The other Svala