Jacques Lehmann Nam (1881-1974, French)

Jacques Lehmann Nam with CatBorn in 1881 in Paris to a family of musicians, the artist and sculptor Jacques Lehmann Nam began to draw at a young age especially focusing on his parent’s cats. In 1898, he entered the school of Beaux Arts and became an apprentice to Louis-Léon Gérome. Because of his interest in drawing animals, he frequently visited the Jardin zoologigue d’Anvers.  In order to make a living, at 19 he started drawing amusing political caricatures as well as other illustrations for the magazines Le Rire, Le Sourire, Le Bon Vivant and many others. He became acquainted with the cat loving French author Colette and in 1929 illustrated her book, Sept dialogues de bȇtes (Seven Dialogues with Animals). In 1935, he illustrated Colette’s book, Chats. Ever the cat lover, in 1960 he wrote and published Eux mes Chats, a book of 45 poems with 70 illustrations.  Many of Nam’s works feature tigers, lions, leopards and panthers, in addition to the domestic cat, and even though Nam was well known as an animal artist in general, he said, “I like the felines best. Take, for example, a tiger. Reclining, his eyes half closed, you think he will keep his pose? He has already crossed his paws the other way around.” 

Nam, a specialist in cat portraits, produced a lacquered painting of a poised and sophisticated Mikette in 1924

Nam, a specialist in cat portraits, produced a lacquered painting of a poised and sophisticated Mikette in 1924

At the age of 90, in 1971, he participated in a London exhibition featuring his own cat works as well as those of the cat loving Théophile Steinlein.

 

 

Study of Two Cats, cats in art, art cats

Study of Two Cats

 

 

 

Study of Two Cats (2) Nam

Study of Two Cats (2)

 

Cat Sketch, JL Nam

Cat Sketch

 

Cat Sketch (2) Jacques Lehmann Nam, cat art

Cat Sketch (2)

 

Two Siamese Cats, Lehmann Nam, cats in art

Two Siamese Cats

 

Crouching Cat, cats in 20th century

Crouching Cat

 

Etude de deux chatons blancs, cats in art, art cats

Study of Two White Cats

 

Chats study by Jacques Lehmann Nam

Study of Cats

 

Chat couché by Jacques Lehmann Nam

Chat couché

 

Chat assis, seated cat, cat sketch Lehmann Nam

Chat assis

 

Chat gris couche de cote, Lehmann Nam

Chat gris couche de cote

 

Cat Love, french cat artists

Cat Love

 

Deux chats couche, two sleeping cats, Jacques L Nam

Deux chats couche

 

Deux chats allonges, JL Nam

Deux chats allonges

 

Sleeping Cat, Nam, french cat artist

Sleeping Cat

 

Chatte Blanche, White Cat 1935-1940, Nam, cat drawings, cat sketches

Chatte Blanche, White Cat
1935-1940

 

 

Chat Endormi, sleeping cat, jl nam, cat watercolor

Chat Endormi

 

Chat tigré couché Tiger Cat Sleeping, cat art, cats in art

Chat tigré couché
Tiger Cat Sleeping

 

The White Cat, watercolor, Jacques L Nam

The White Cat
Watercolor and gouache

 

Chat Couche

Chat Couche

 

Two cats, JL Nam, cat drawings

Deux chats

 

Deux chats couchés, two cats lying down, jl nam

Deux chats couchés

 

White and Grey cats, Jacques Nam, cat drawings, cat art

White and Gray Cats

 

Chats sur un muret, Lehmann Nam, cat illustrations

Chats sur un muret

 

Two Cats Black and White Lehmann Nam

Two Cats Black and White

 

White and Brown Cat, Nam, cats in art

White and Brown Cat

 

Un chat blanc et deux siamois One White Cat and Two Siamese, art cats, siamese cats in art

Un chat blanc et deux siamois
One White Cat and Two Siamese

 

Three Cats, Siamese cats in art, J L Nam

Three Cats

 

Three Siamese Cats, cats in art

Three Siamese Cats

 

White and Ginger Cat, Jacques Lehmann Nam, art cats, cat sketches

White and Ginger Cat

 

White Sleeping Cat, Nam, art cats

White Sleeping Cat

 

Cat and Kittens, Lehmann Nam, art cats

Cat and Kittens

 

Chat endormi dans son panier , chats, art cats, cats in art

Chat endormi dans son panier

 

Two Siamese Cats, Lehmann Nam, siamese cats in art

Two Siamese Cats

 

Contented White Cat, cats in art

Contented White Cat

 

Fastagette chatte blanche, art cats, cats in illustrations

Fastagette chatte blanche

 

White Cat

White Cat

 

Chat blanc endormi, Lehmann Nam

Chat blanc endormi

 

Siamese Cat 1920, Nam, cats in art

Siamese Cat
1920

 

Brown cat, art cats

Brown cat

 

cats in illustrations, Jacques Lehmann Nam

 

Three Cats, cats in illustrations

Three Cats

 

Batifolage félin, cats in art, french cat artists

Batifolage félin

 

Chat assis, cats in art

 

Chat de face, cats in french art

 

Chat de profil, art cats, cats in 20th century art

 

 

 

Cat in a Tree, Lehmann (Nam)

Cat in a Tree

 

Chat Siamois, cat art

Chatte Siamoise

 

Chatte et chatons

 

Le Chartreux

Le Chartreux

 

Le chat

 

Two cats on wood

Two cats on wood

 

White and black cat, Jacques Nam

Siamese cats in art

 

siamese cats in paintings

 

Chat siamois au vase de tulipes

Chat siamois au vase de tulipes

 

Chat siamois dans un fauteuil 1945, Nam

Chat siamois dans un fauteuil
1945

 

Deux chats siamois 1925-1930

Deux chats siamois
1925-1930

 

Two Black Cats 1920-1925, Lehmann Nam

Two Black Cats
1920-1925

 

Le Chat et son ombre (The cat and his shadow), c. 1935-40

Le Chat et son ombre (The cat and his shadow), c. 1935-40

 

Le chat noir et le chat blanc 1920-1925

Le chat noir et le chat blanc
1920-1925

 

 

 

Jacques Lehmann Nam, cat poster 1921

1921

 

Cunayou chat appartenant à lartiste 1930

Cunayou chat appartenant à lartiste
1930

 

Chat siamois appartenant à lartiste couché devant une tête de boudha Khmer, Jacques Lehmann

Chat siamois appartenant à lartiste couché devant une tête de boudha Khmer
1930

 

Le Petit indochinois au chat blanc, Lehmann Nam

Le Petit indochinois au chat blanc

 

woman and two siamese cats

 

1930-Angora Cat in art

 

1930-cat Design for a decor

 

1930-Cypiste cat

 

1930-Chat Irlandais(Irish Cat) - Design for a decor

 

1930-Chat du Cap

 

1930-Persian cats in art

 

1930-Chat dEgypte, Egyptian cat in art

 

siamese and black cat 1974, Lehmann Nam

 

Capucin et Adimah 1950, Lehmann Nam

Capucin et Adimah
1950

 

Egyptian cat sculpture, Nam

cat sculpture, Lehmann Nam

 

Cat Sculpture- Oise, Lehmann Nam

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