“The great charm of cats is their rampant egotism, their devil-may-care attitude toward responsibility, their disinclination to earn an honest dollar.”
– Robertson Davies
Thousands of sketches in the Archives of American Art offer insight into artists’ creative processes.
This compilation of watercolor drawings by muralist and children’s book illustrator Emily Barto (1896–1968) highlights the distinct personalities of several felines.
Barto’s sketchbook is currently on view in our exhibit Before Internet Cats
Vladimir Sychev. Moscow, USSR, 1972-1979
“Way down deep, we’re all motivated by the same urges. Cats have the courage to live by them.”
— Jim Davis
Renoir, Sleeping Cat, 1862
Not impressed by your big book…
Théophile Alexandre Steinlen (1859 – 1923), Black cat, drawing.
By Czech writer Karel Čapek