Marie Yvonne Laur (1879-1943, French)

Marie Yvonne Laur also known as Yo Laur (1879-1943, French) was known for her excellent draftsmanship and genre paintings especially of cats and kittens. Her style is similar to other 19th century artists such as Henriette Ronner-Knip, Eugene Lambert, Leon Charles Huber, Jules Gustav LeRoy, Alfred-Arthur Brunel de Neuville as well as many others.

Both cats and dogs became popular pets during the 19th century leading to their portrayals in paintings which the middle classes readily bought.

In 1908, Laur became a member of the Salon des Artistes Francais.

Unfortunately, not much more is known about her, but her art works are still readily available on various auction sites.

 

 

Cat Family in a Chair, Marie Yvonne Laur, Yo Laur

Cat Family in a Chair

 

 

 

Cat Family, Marie Yvonne Laur (Yo Laur)

Cat Family

 

 

 

Cat Family-Mother and Kittens, Marie Yvonne Laur

Cat Family-Mother and Kittens

 

 

 

Cats in the Kitchen, Marie Yvonne Laur

Cats in the Kitchen

 

 

 

Chat Couche, Marie Yvonne Laur, Yo Laur

Chat Couche

 

 

 

Kittens and their Reflection, Marie Yvonne Laur (Yo Laur)

Kittens and their Reflection

 

 

 

Kittens at Play, Marie Yvonne Laur, Yo Laur

Kittens at Play

 

 

 

Mischief in the Artist's Studio, Marie Yvonne Laur, Yo Laur

Mischief in the Artist’s Studio

 

 

 

Mischief, Marie Yvonne Laur

Mischief

 

 

 

Mother and Kittens with a Fan, Marie Yvonne Laur, Yo Laur

Mother and Kittens with a Fan

 

 

 

Mother Cat and Kittens, Marie Yvonne Laur, Yo Laur

Mother Cat and Kittens

 

 

 

Spilt Ink and Kittens, Marie Yvonne Laur

Spilt Ink and Kittens

 

 

 

 

The Goldfish Bowl and Kittens, Marie Yvonne Laur

The Goldfish Bowl and Kittens

 

 

 

Three Kittens Playing with Jewelry, Marie Yvonne Laur, Yo Laur

Three Kittens Playing with Jewelry

 

 

 

Three Kittens Playing with Thread, Marie Yvonne Laur, Yo Laur

Three Kittens Playing with Thread

 

 

 

Three Kittens Relaxing, Marie Yvonne Laur, Yo Laur

Three Kittens Relaxing

 

 

 

Three Kittens, Yo Laur (Marie Yvonne Laur)

Three Kittens

 

 

 

 

Two Kittens, Marie Yvonne Laur, Yo Laur

Two Kittens

 

Want to know more about cats in art, history and literature? Then 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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