Jean louis and photographer fred maroon were there, with jean louis turning out a good number of the dishes seen here in the book. Even though id eaten at his restaurants, this was a remarkable birthday for me with friends and jean louis in the middle of it all. Louis wain was elected as president of the national cat club and wrote the book in animal land with louis wain in 1904. Most of the items presented at auction life come fresh from estates and collections, and may show signs of age or wear. Louis wain cats louis william wain was born on august 5, 1860 in clerkenwell in london. Bookseller specialising in maritime subjects and the frenchspeaking islands of the pacific and indian ocean regions.
Two pages folded, on paper headed 5 beaufort buildings, strand, w. Aug 15, 20 louis wain 1860 1939 was an english artist best known for his drawings of anthropomorphised cats. Anthropomorphised cats were louis wains chief subject. While his early work was already distinctive, in a gently humorous way, the onset of schizophrenia gradually transformed his style, making it bright, highly. Autograph letter signed louis wain david brass rare books. Pictorial endpapers a little browned, minimal foxing to first illustration, board edges a little worn, but still an excellent copy of one of the most colorful of all of louis wain s books. Certainly, the attitude of the general public towards cats, and their feeling or otherwise for cats was greatly affected by louis wain. See all books authored by john wain, including samuel johnson. No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options.
A prolific author and man of letters, wain wrote poetry, novels, criticism, and biographies during a writing career that spanned more than forty years. They lived happily for three years and then an unexpected illness took emilys life. She was born in the year 1936 in chicago, united states to neil solomon untinen and martha wirtanen. Cats not by louis wain by various and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. England and were often found in prints, on greeting cards and in satirical illustrations such as those of john tenniel. Cats of louis wain abebooks abebooks shop for books. Dale includes a wealth of information on his life, history as an artist, and personal struggles. Flour sack towels basic totes wine bags greeting cards shoe bags grocery totes greeting card sets greeting card 6 packs ecommerce, open source, shop, online shopping. Jean asper mcintosh all the pictures in our four season series website are created by an incredibly talented artist named louis wain. When he did eventually go to school, he spent most of his time playing truant wandering the city people watching.
Louis wain 5 august 1860 4 july 1939 was an english artist best known for his drawings, which consistently featured anthropomorphised largeeyed cats and kittens. Classic cats by louis wain and many others by john silvester, louis wain, anne mobbs and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Louis wain kitten book 02tlw childrens books online. Louis wains annual 1921 and a great selection of related books, art and. Louis wain in antiquarian and collectable books for sale ebay. The cats teaparty, illustrated by harrison weir in the pollparrot picture book with twentyfour pages of illustrations, printed in colours by kronheim london. Born in 1860, his anthropomorphic portrayals of cats captured the imagination of the edwardian era and his work helped to elevate the profile and popularity of our feline friends to unprecedented heights. If you are looking to buy or sell books then our rare booksellers section may be of some assistance. Did you scroll all this way to get facts about louis wain. October 5, 1907 in paris, france april 20, 1997 in palm springs, california was a frenchborn, hollywood costume designer and an.
Wain was a highly productive artist for the following three decades or so, providing work for countless childrens books, as well as advertisements and features in magazines. The aeroplane journey, tinker tailor series, paragon, circa 1918, porcelain heavy babys plate with a handfinished transfer design by louis wain, showing two cats in suits steering an early flying machine, louis wain s signature lower right, babys plate lettered in black on rim, prop marks and discoloured crazing to interior edge, diameter 17. The louis wain kitten book 1903 cats cradle 1908 louis wains cat painting book c. The chris beetles gallery is one of londons most popular commercial art galleries, specialising in traditional british watercolour, illustration, oil paint. As a child he was regarded as physically weak, not starting school until the age of 10 where his academic performance was indifferent, and from which he played truant frequently. During the victorian era in england, cats enjoyed a resurgence in popularity partly because of their ability to control the rat population, and partly because they were relatively easy to care for and people found they made excellent pets. Wain louis daddy cat, colour illustrations, pictorial endpapers and original pictorial clothbacked boards by louis wain with louis wain to fairyland, illustrated by louis wain fairy land fairy tales louis wain cats vintage cat cat drawing little books cute illustration cat art cats and kittens.
Page 793 has a louis wain cartoon of a cat holding a top hat and page 796 has a cat cradling 6 kittens entitled getting home from the seaside. See more ideas about louis wain cats, cat art and vintage cat. It was just after world war i that louis noticed people were not purchasing cat pictures as they once did, without a job, louis. The british artist louis wain was a highly successful illustrator whose reputation was made on his singular and gently humorous pictures of cats. Sep 26, 2007 the five pictures are by victorian artist louis wain who painted cats through the whole of his life and continued through periods of intense psychosis almost every article on wain uses them to demonstrate the progression of schizophrenia but the evidence for them being painted in chronological order is actually quite weak. Cats not by louis wain abebooks shop for books, art. Before cat memes, there were louis wain s controversial cat illustrations. The museum owns a large collection of wain art, including mirrors he decorated at christmas to entertain his fellow inmates at the mental hospitals where he spent a good portion of his life. Louis wain has 29 books on goodreads with 398 ratings. John wain has 97 books on goodreads with 28 ratings. Book cover poster three little kittens louis wain cats, zany zoo, here kitty. Before cat memes, there were louis wains controversial.
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Louis wain illustration book 1 japanese edition by louis wain. Louis wain wain, louis, 18601939 the online books page. Louis wain was a british artist best known for his bizarre paintings and prints of anthropomorphized cats playing golf or having tea. He has fascinated and beguiled us with his magical cat pictures for over a hundred years now and always there is a desire to know more about the man himself. His drawings of cats appeared in periodicals and his own annuals and then, increasingly on prints and postcards. Louis wain wide eyed cat wain more than likely had asperger syndrome as. They wear top hats and monocles, play tennis, give tea parties, make afterdinner speeches and divert themselves at the seaside. He was the first of six children, and the only male child.
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Thompson illustrated html at gutenberg canada wain, louis, 18601939, illust. His love of cats defined his entire oeuvre though he did branch into dogs, from time to time, and he became chairman of the national cat club in 1898, and even had his own louis wains annual from 19011915. Listing over 3 million free books on the web updated monday, april 20, 2020. Stuart turnbulls guide to selling louis wains cats. We currently have 167 books by this illustrator in stock. His images of kitties were cranked out and reproduced in vast numbers, creating an inexhaustible reservoir of catty charm. Blackmur, randall jarrell, richard eberhart, john wain, robert bly, richard howard, louis simpson, norman mailer, et al. It is not, i think, too farfetched to speculate that louis wain s having met peter changed the course of domestic history. Louis wain, cats nightmare owl bird painting, drawings, art, souvenir, museum quality souvenir magnet 2 x 3 fridge magnet. This book contains several illustrations of a cat called peter. There are only 3 that were drawn during louis phase of really schizophrenic looking drawings.
The pictures are full page and full color, although maybe a little faded. Louis wain would have been important if he had only been the greatest master ever of cute and anthropomorphic felinity, which, around the turn of the 20th century, he was. A picture book for little folk by jessie pope blackie, 1912. How a mental disorder opened up an invisible world of colour. He attended st johns college, oxford, earning a ba in 1946 and an ma in 1950. She is an actress and producer, known for birdman or the unexpected virtue of ignorance 2014, oblivion 20 and mandy 2018. In 1904, louis wain wrote the book in animal land with louis wain. Ortiz for her wonderful translation of louis wain kitten book into spanish. If this amazing story of louis wains development of his artistic skills to the point of fame and fortune and his eventual development of schizophrenia intrigues you, you will be happy to know that there are over a dozen books in his bibliography that you can obtain and enjoy.
Louis was very much a cat lover and soon was elected president of the national cat club. At the peak of his powers, he cranked out 1500 original paintings and sketches of cats every year. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Louis wain in antiquarian and collectable books for sale. He was first committed to a mental hospital in 1924. Great savings free delivery collection on many items louis wain in antiquarian and collectable books. Buy louis wain in antiquarian and collectable books and get the best deals at the lowest prices on ebay. The cats of louis wain allderidge, patricia, wain, louis on. In addition to the many charming and intriguing drawings by cat artist louis wain, mr. Founded in 1997, has become a leading book price comparison site.
With louis wain in fairyland cotsen childrens library. Learn about the artist and find an indepth biography, exhibitions, original artworks, the latest news, and sold auction prices. Check out all of the spectacular designs or make your own. Louis wain was born in london in 1860, the eldest child of william, a textile traveller, and felicia, a designer of carpets. Louis wain was one of the most popular commercial illustrators in the history of england.
It is extremely well written and as entertaining as it is informative. Dec 22, 2011 how a mental disorder opened up an invisible world of colour and pattern. A beautifully illustrated hardback book of 80 pages 22 x 20cm, with 62 pictures, 32 in color, of some of louis wains most famous and enchanting drawings. In the same year he moved to the united states to make a new start, producing strip cartoons for the new york american 190710. Original blue cloth over green wove paper boards with a fullcolor illustrationtitle pastedon to the front board. New listingvintage pb book in wain land john f shaw london louis wain cat story book. His cats inhabit a comfortable domain which closely reflects the ease, flamboyance. Louis wain 18601939 at the turn of the century, louis wain became a household name as the man who drew cats. The trouble about being a fan of louis wain is that there never seems to be enough to read about him. In his later life, wain developed schizophrenia, which psychiatrists speculated at the time was brought on by toxoplasmosis, a parasitic infection that can be contracted from cats. The kitcats in ladys magazine 19011902 by louis wain written and illustrated by and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at.624 683 1513 622 53 320 16 1277 1060 363 747 1429 956 1504 902 120 1110 1460 4 1303 848 451 316 342 937 778 1454 1205 87 870 581 980 290 628 706 1035 336 237 1298 418 778