Monday, December 10, 2007

Louis Wain's cats

His story is really sad, and his drawings are haunting. The website linked above quotes a book by Rodney Dale: "He was obsessed with drawing cats, and when the demand for them eventually diminished, he was not able to come to terms with the situation... His mind failed and he was admitted in poverty to a mental hospital. After a time, he was "discovered" there, and a number of influential people set up a fund to enable him to spend the rest of his days in comfort."

1 comment:

Meghan Ritchie said...

I like cat smoking cigar.