Friday, September 08, 2017

Feline Art in London, Washington and Before Internet Cats

September is feline art exhibition month in London. Plus Washington is also having an exhibition. This post features the following exhibitions:
  • Louis Wain and the Cat Show at the Christ Beetles Gallery
  • The Society of Feline Artists Annual Exhibition 2017 at the Llewellyn Alexander Gallery
  • Before Internet Cats: Feline Finds from the Archives of American Art at the Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery in Washington, D.C.
Both of the London galleries are extremely considerate to out of London purchasers by showing digital images of the entire exhibition on their website - and both have a LOT of pictures.

Should you feel the need to pay a visit, you can find links to Google maps of the locations of the galleries at the end of this post.

Louis Wain and the Cat Show 


The Chris Beetles Gallery has its regular exhibition about Louis Wain and the Cat Show (9-30 September 2017) which includes work by a number of contemporary artists as well as by Louis Wain (5 August 1860 – 4 July 1939)

Wain was a very prolific artist who constantly portrayed anthropomorphised large-eyed cats and kittens - even after being committed to hospital for mental health reasons. His work now forms part of the permanent collection of the Bethlem Museum of the Mind.
Paintings by Louis Wain
The exhibition also includes paintings by other contemporary feline artists including:
More anthropomorphised cats by Susan Herbert
plus conventional cat paintings by Lesley Anne Ivory


Society of Feline Artists - Annual Exhibition

Celia Pike is just one of the many SOFA members and associates who have work in the show

The Society of Feline Artists (SOFA) have their annual exhibition (24th of August to the 15th of September 2017) at the Llewellyn Alexander Gallery near to Waterloo Station and across the road from the Old Vic.

This exhibition has more than 300 paintings of cats, both domestic and wild, by full and associate members of S.O.F.A. including work by well known feline artists - including:
  • Celia Pike
  • Sara Butt
  • Jacqueline Gaylard 
  • Natalie Mascall
  • Gayle Mason
You can see the art in various ways
So if you are a fan of feline art feel free to indulge!


Before Internet Cats: Feline Finds from the Archives of American Art


Cats are ever popular on the Internet however they've been ever popular for a very long time

I recently discovered Before Internet Cats: Feline Finds from the Archives of American Art which is on view at the Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery in Washington, D.C. (April 28–October 29, 2017)

If you can't get to the exhibition you can review its contents by clicking the links below
The Archives of American Art’s exhibition space is located two blocks away from their D.C. Research Center.

Gallery Details

Links below are to Google Maps of the location of each gallery

No comments: