Arthur Heyer (1872-1931, German-Hungarian)

Arthur Heyer cat artist self portrait

Arthur Heyer
Self-Portrait
1926
Kieselbach Galerie und Auktionshaus, Budapest

Arthur Heyer (1872-1931) is known for his many paintings of cats, in particular white Angoras.  Because he loved to draw and paint cats so much, he acquired the nickname “Cat” Heyer.  Heyer was interested in art at an early age and attended art school in the Museum of Decorative Arts in Berlin.  He began his career by illustrating local newspaper articles.  Later he moved to Budapest where he held his first exhibition in 1906.  Heyer painted other animals, but his favorite was the white cat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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White Persian Cat on a Table Private Collection

White Persian Cat on a Table
Arthur Heyer
Private Collection

 

 

Best Friends Oil on Canvas Private Collection

Best Friends
Oil on Canvas
Arthur Heyer
Private Collection

 

 

Feline with her Kitten Private Collection

Feline with her Kitten
Arthur Heyer
Private Collection

 

White Cat 1920 Private Collection

White Cat
1920
Arthur Heyer
Private Collection

 

A Tempting Delicacy Private Collection

A Tempting Delicacy
Arthur Heyer

 

Angora Cat and Kitten Privated Collection

Angora Cat and Kitten
Arthur Heyer
Private Collection

 


Angora on a Chair Private Collection

Angora on a Chair
Arthur Heyer
Private Collection

 

Bulldog and Cat Private Collection

Bulldog and Cat
Arthur Heyer
Private Collection

 

La Mere et son Petit Private Collection

La Mere et son Petit
Arthur Heyer
Private Collection

 

 

White Persian Cat and Kitten Private Collection

White Persian Cat and Kitten
Arthur Heyer
Private Collection

 

Two White Persian Cats Looking into a Goldfish Bowl Private Collection

Two White Persian Cats Looking into a Goldfish Bowl
Arthur Heyer
Private Collection

 

 

Katzen und Marienkäfer Private Collection

Katzen und Marienkäfer (Cats and Ladybug)
Arthur Heyer
Private Collection

 

Ruhende Bulldogge und weiße Perserkatze Arthur Heyer Private Collection

Ruhende Bulldogge und weiße Perserkatze
Arthur Heyer
Private Collection

Three White Persian Cats Watching a Bug Private Collection

Three White Persian Cats Watching a Bug
Arthur Heyer
Private Collection

 

 

Two White Persian Cats on a Green Sofa Private Collection

Two White Persian Cats on a Green Sofa
Arthur Heyer
Private Collection

 

Two White Persian Cats with a Ladybug Private Collection

Two White Persian Cats with a Ladybug
Arthur Heyer
Private Collection

 

Watchful Eye Arthur Heyer Private Collection

Watchful Eye
Arthur Heyer
Private Collection

 

Cat and Dead Bird Private Collection

Cat and Dead Bird
Arthur Heyer
Private Collection

 

Cat and Dog Private Collection

Cat and Dog
Arthur Heyer
Private Collection

 

Curiosity Private Collection

Curiosity
Arthur Heyer
Private Collection

 

White cats Playing with the Clock Private Collection

Playing with the Clock
Arthur Heyer
Private Collection

 

 

Mother and Kittens Private Collection

Mother and Kittens
Arthur Heyer
Private Collection

 

Mother and Kittens Drinking Milk Private Collection

Mother and Kittens Drinking Milk
Arthur Heyer
Private Collection

 


Mother and Kittens Playing with a Ball Private Collection

Mother and Kittens Playing with a Ball
Arthur Heyer
Private Collection

 

 

 

Two Cats Watching a Fly Arthur Heyer Private Collection

Two Cats Watching a Fly
Arthur Heyer
Private Collection

 

 

Two Kittens and a Dog Private Collection

Two Kittens and a Dog
Arthur Heyer
Private Collection

 

Two Kittens with a Snail Private Collection

Two Kittens with a Snail
Arthur Heyer
Private Collection

 

White Cat Turning Back Private Collection

White Cat Turning Back
Arthur Heyer
Private Collection

 

 

White Cat in Tall Grass Oil on Canvas Private Collection

White Cat in Tall Grass
Arthur Heyer
Oil on Canvas
Private Collection

 

White MIschief Private Collection

White MIschief
Arthur Heyer
Private Collection

 

Seated Cat Arthur Heyer Private Collection

Seated Cat
Arthur Heyer
Private Collection

 

Hide and Seek Arthur Heyer Private Collection

Hide and Seek
Arthur Heyer
Private Collection

 

 

 

White Persian Cat and Jack Russell Private Collection

White Persian Cat and Jack Russell
Arthur Heyer
Private Collection


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Comments

  1. I wanted to note that #11 and the next to last painting in the images are not Arthur Heyer. Both are unmistakeably Beno Boleradszky, who endlessly painted fluffy white angoras in gardens. One of those two paintings, amusingly, bears Boleradszky’s usual dark signature upper right in the dark green foliage and also includes HEYER A in an uncharacteristic, clearly unmatched color bottom right. I recently saw an auction house that is usually reputable sell that one as a Heyer, with no mention of the legitimate, authentic signature visible upper right. If you collect, always do your research and be mindful of the fakes and misattributions.

    A wonderful page, and a wonderful site. Thank you for compiling such a thorough, informative site! I can’t tell you how often I peruse, and how much I’ve learned.

    • LA Vocelle says:

      Thanks so much Jessica for pointing that out. I will remove the questioned paintings and move them to Boleradszky’s page. So glad you enjoy the website!

  2. Did Heyer Artur paint border collies. We bought a painting that is supposed to be by him, but…not sure. Like the painting, but not sure if he painted those types of dogs.

    • Arthur Heyer did paint several types of dogs. There is one of a French Bull dog and a terrier. I haven’t seen any of collies though. Is the painting signed? Can you send me a photo? Send to: [email protected].

  3. I have an original painting by A Hayer. Two cats sitting at the green drapes and looking up to a fly.
    How much would bring if I put it up for auction.

  4. Patricia STAMMER says:

    I have a Arthur Heyer painting, bought about 50 years ago at a yard sale. It is a white Persian cat, reaching for a white with gold rimmed cup and tea pot atop a table. I have been searching to see if prints were made from this, but have not seen anything similar. Where can I go for more information. I can send you a photo if that helps. Thank you

    • LA Vocelle says:

      Oh…WOW! How exciting that you have that painting. You can ask at any of the online auction houses such as Christies.com or Sothebys.com. There are others too, just search for art auctions on Google. Good luck!

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