Artists and Their Pets
Updated: Jan 23, 2021
We always think of artists alone in their studios working madly at their work but in many cases they are not alone. Their pets keep them company and see it all - the ups and downs, the emotional turmoil, the moments of bliss and satisfaction. I have always worked with cats around me. Here is a list of my favorite photos of artists and their pets.
Artists and their Pets. No. 2 on the list. Spanish painter Salvador Dali and his Babou. Not a cat but an ocelot, a wild cat. #SalvadorDaliandocelot #SalvadorDaliandwildcat #SalvadorDaliandBabou #DaliThePersistenceofMemory
Artists and their Pets no. 4 on the list. Mexican painter Frida Kahlo had a real menagerie of animals - from monkeys, birds, dogs and even a pet hawk. Here she is shown with her pet deer, Granizo. #FridaKahloandpets #FridaKahloandGranizo #FridaKahloandpetdeer #FridaKahloandparrots
Artists and their Pets No. 5 on the list. Contemporary British artist Gerald Shepherd and his cat Bugsy. I am told Bugsy was a bit of a rogue but you wouldn’t be able to tell from this photo. #GeraldShepherdandBugsy #GeraldShepherdandpet #GeraldShepherdLandingBirdBeforeTrees
Artists and their Pets No. 10 on the list. Contemporary Chinese artist Ai Weiwei with one of his cats. In his compound in China, he has over 40 cats and several dogs. Photo of artist by Matthew Niederhause. #AiWeiweiandpet #AiWeiweiwithcat #AiWeiweiACubeofLight