Martin Leman (1934-present, British)

Martin Leman, photo, cat artBorn in London, Martin Leman (1934-present, British) , is a prolific cat artist with a world-wide reputation.  He is a member of the Royal Society of British Artists and the Watercolour Society. After completing Art school in Worthing and studying at The Central School of Art and Design Holborn, he worked for several years as a graphic designer and taught at Hornsey College of Art and several other colleges. Leman started painting in 1969 and ten years later he had published his first illustrated book Comic and Curious Cats with the text by Angela Carter. He has gone on to publish more than 28 more books and has held many one man exhibitions.Sir Roy Strong in a foreword to one of Martin’s books wrote ” I can think of few other contemporary painters who are able so powerfully to distill the essence of cat on to canvas or paper”.

Leman’s work is reminiscent of the style of Henri Rousseau with its bold colors and patterns. Many of his cat subjects are painted with a beach-side background perhaps representing his love of the sea. His most recent book is, Martin Leman, A World of His Own.  He continues to work and live in Islington, London with his wife Jill, who is also an artist.

Penny Black and Tiffany - tortoise shell cats, cat art, Martin Leman

Penny Black and Tiffany

 

The Artist's Cat, Martin Leman, art cats

The Artist’s Cat

 

Big Orange Cat, Martin Leman, art cats

Big Orange Cat

 

Black Cat, M. Leman, cat paintings

Black Cat

 

Bon Voyage, M. Leman, cat art, cat paintings

Bon Voyage

 

Brown and White cat Martin Leman

Brown and White Cat

 

Brown and White Cat II, M. Leman, cat paintings

Brown and White Cat II

 

Brown Tabby, Martin Leman

Brown Tabby with Red Ball

 

Cat on a Mat, Martin Leman, cat paintings

Cat on a Mat

 

Cat with Bushes M. Leman, cat paintings

Cat with Bushes

 

Cats and Goldfish, Martin Leman

Cats and Goldfish

 

Cat and Fish, M. Leman

Cat and Fish

 

Christmas Cat, Martin Leman

Christmas Cat

 

Fat Orange Cat, Martin Leman

Fat Orange Cat

 

Grey and White Cat, Martin Leman

Grey and White Cat

 

harbour-cat, Martin Leman

Harbour Cat

 

Hay, Martin Leman, cats in art, art cats, cat paintings

Hay

 

Hide and Seek, M. Leman, cat paintings

Hide and Seek

 

Horatio, M. Leman, cat paintings, cat art

Horatio

 

Leaping Cat, M. Leman, illustrations, cat art, art cats

Leaping Cat
Illustration

 

The Red Ball, M. Leman, cat paintings, cat art

The Red Ball

 

Leaf and Bean, M. Leman, cat paintings, cat art

Leaf and Bean

 

Pink Girl with Cat, M. Leman, cat paintings, cat art

Pink Girl with Cat

 

Lighthouse Cat, Martin Leman

Lighthouse Cat

 

Lighthouse Cat II, M. Leman, cat paintings, cat art

Lighthouse Cat II

 

Marmalade and White Cat, Martin Leman

Marmalade and White Cat

 

Cat by the Sea, M. Leman

Cat by the Sea

 

Martin Leman Cat on a red box

Cat on a Red Box

 

Martin Leman Marmalade cat

Marmalade Cat

 

Martin Leman Tuxedo Cat

Tuxedo Cat

 

Martin Leman, Tuxedo Cat

Tuxedo Cat II

 

Cat and Moon, M. Leman, cat paintings, cat art

Cat and Moon

 

Martin-Leman-Jasmine-and-Cocoa, Siamese cat paintings, Siamese cat art, cat art

Jasmine and Cocoa

 

Lighthouse Cat III, Martin Leman, cat art

Lighthouse Cat III

 

Martin-Leman-Loopy, cat art, cat paintings

Loopy

 

Martin-Leman-on-The-Table

On the Table

 

Martin-Leman-Sailor, cat art, cat paintings

Sailor

 

Martin-Leman-St-Ives-cat, cat art, cat paintings

St. Ives Cat

 

Nude Dawn and Cat, Martin Leman, cat art, cat paintings

Dawn and Cat

 

Nude with 2 black kittens, Martin Leman

Nude with Two Black Kittens

 

Nude with Cat and Dog, Martin Leman

Nude with Cat and Dog

 

Nude Woman with Mirror and Cat, M. Leman, cat art, cat paintings

Nude Woman with Mirror and Cat

 

Orange Cat Sleeping, Martin Leman

Orange Cat Sleeping

 

Peaceful Evening for Cats, M. Leman, cat art, cat paintings

Peaceful Evening for Cats

 

Polly-Martin_Leman

Polly

 

Queenie and Rex, M. Leman, cat art, cat paintings

Queenie and Rex

 

Red Ball, M. Leman, cat art, cat paintings

Red Ball

 

Scruffy and Lily, Martin Leman, cat art, cat paintings

Scruffy and Lily

 

Sea Cat, M. Leman, cat art, cat paintings

Sea Cat

 

Smeaton's Pier, M. Leman, cat art, cat paintings

Smeaton’s Pier

 

St. Ives, M. Leman, cat art, cat paintings

St. Ives

 

Starry Night, Martin Leman, cat art, cat paintings

Starry Night

 

Stripey cat, M. Leman, cat art, cat paintings

Stripey cat

 

Tabby, Martin Leman

Tabby

 

The Laskett, M. Leman, cat art, cat paintings

The Laskett

 

Three Cats, Martin Leman

Three Cats

 

Trixie, M. Leman

Trixie

 

Two Cats, Martin Leman, cat art, cat paintings

Two Cats

 

Waiting-by-Martin-Leman

Waiting

 

White Cat Martin Leman

White Cat Martin Leman

 

Winsor and Newton, M. Leman, cat art, cat paintings

Winsor and Newton