Bruno Andreas Liljefors (1860-1939, Swedish)

Bruno Liljefors cat wildlife paintingsOne of the most influential wildlife painters of the 19th and early 20th century, Bruno Andreas Liljefors (1860-1939) was a Swedish artist who was highly esteemed for his pioneering wildlife paintings and was, consequently, a model for many other painters.  Even though Liljefors was a hunter and portrayed cats in action while hunting, he captured his cat Jeppe in many relaxed poses as well.  However, his works seem to lack sentimentality and are devoid of emotion.  Influenced by Impressionism, he concentrated on patterns in nature often drawing attention to the camouflage of animals, focusing on their relationship with nature.  In order to study and capture his subjects in a semi natural environment, he collected quite a few animals and kept them as pets. 

 

 

 

 

Jeppe the Cat Bruno Liljefors 1889 Private Collection- wildlife paintings

Jeppe the Cat
Bruno Liljefors
1889
Private Collection

 

 

Cat with Bird in its Mouth Bruno Liljefors 1885 Private Collection cats in art

Cat with Bird in its Mouth
Bruno Liljefors
1885
Private Collection

 

 

Cat Stalking a Mouse in the Snow Bruno Liljefors Private Collection - cat paintings

Cat Stalking a Mouse in the Snow
Bruno Liljefors
Private Collection

 

Cat and Chaffinch Bruno Liljefors 1885 Private Collection cat in art

Cat and Chaffinch
Bruno Liljefors
1885
Private Collection

 

Cat Basking in the Sun Bruno Liljefors Private Collection wildlife paintings

Cat Basking in the Sun
Bruno Liljefors
Private Collection

 

Cat in the Grass Bruno Andreas Liljefors Private Collection

Cat in the Grass
Bruno Liljefors
Private Collection

 

Jeppe Bruno Andreas Liljefors 1804 Private Collection

Jeppe
Bruno Liljefors
1804
Private Collection

 

Sleeping Jeppe Oil on Canvas Bruno Liljefors 1886 Private Collection, Bruno Andreas Liljefors

Sleeping Jeppe
Oil on Canvas
Bruno Liljefors
1886
Private Collection

 

 

 

 

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Comments

  1. Beautiful paintings! I love the one of the cat stalking the mouse in the snow…

  2. Rather kitchy

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