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Portraits of Famous Artists and Their Cats

Published 3 years ago

The craze for cats may seem like a modern phenomena, however these fuzz balls have been loved and even worshiped ever since Ancient Egypt. Their solitary character and need for attention is something many artistic minds throughout the history could relate to as well, and flavorwire has put together a very amusing selection of world’s greatest artists and their feline friends. Artists like Matisse, Dali, Picasso, and many more are seen posing with their furry muses – each in their own and different way!

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Salvador Dalí with his pet ocelot, Babou

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Henri Matisse loved his cats: Minouche and Coussi

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Picasso and his Cat

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Ai Weiwei with Lai Lai — one of his 40 cats

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Gustav Klimt with his pet, Katze

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Paul Klee with kitty, Bimbo

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Romare Bearden hanging out with Gippo

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Pierre Bonnard and cat

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Henri Cartier-Bresson captured friend Saul Steinberg lounging with his cat

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Photographer Margaret Bourke-White with her kitten in 1944

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“This is all you need in life: a computer, a camera, and a cat.” — Agnès Varda

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Edward Gorey loved cats

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Jean Cocteau with Karoun

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Jacques Villon, Marcel Duchamp, and Raymond Duchamp-Villon and their cats

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Photographer Edward Weston nicknamed his home “Wildcat Hill,” because of all the cats that congregated there

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Maya Lin sharing a quiet moment with her cat in her New York studio

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Balthus at home with his cat

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Frida Kahlo’s cat feeling shunned as she snuggles a monkey

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