CATS IN ART – CONTEMPORARY

Cat Mask Jane Lewis cats in contemporary art, cats in art

Cat Mask
Jane Lewis

Where ever there is art there must be cats. At the dawn of civilization, the cat posed willingly as ancient Egyptians captured its noble feline features in sculptures and paintings.  Through the centuries, felines continued to grace the canvases of the greatest artists and today’s twenty-first century cats are no different. Whether kitsch or surreal, inscrutable felines are not only ubiquitously present in paintings that reside in some of the most prestigious galleries and museums in the world, but also in some of the most common local bookstores and supermarkets. Cats in art cross both intellectual and socio-economic lines to appeal to all.  Whether viewed as a symbol or just as a cuddly cute kitty, no one can deny the importance of cats in art.  Carl Jung would certainly agree that the cat is entwined within the collective human consciousness, and because of this, will endure and thrive by our sides and in our art in the centuries to come.

Here is an alphabetical list of contemporary cat artists.

 

 

 

 

 

A

 

B

Juan Bejar

Elizabeth Blackadder

 

C

Antonio Guzman Capel 

Beryl Cook

C. M. Cooper

 

D

 

E

 

F

Martine Franck

 

G

Jean Gaumy, French

 

H

Peter Harskamp

Diane Hoeptner, American

 

I

Lesley Anne Ivory

 

J

 

K

Josef Koudelka

 

L

Martin Leman

Jane Lewis, British

 

M

Miroco Machiko

Franco Matticchio

 

N

 

O

Feridun Oral

 

P

 Rachel Parker, American

Q

 

R

Carla Raadsveld, Dutch

 

S

Ferdinando Scianna

 

T

 

U

 

V

 

W

 

X

 

Y

Midori Yamada, Japanese

Gu Yingzhi, Chinese

 

Z

Want to know more about the cat in art, history and literature? The Revered and Reviled is the book for you. Now available on Amazon in both paperback and Kindle formats. 

Revered and Reviled: A Complete History of the Domestic Cat, cat history, cats

 

 

 

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