Diego Giacometti - Hotel Head Cat

Diego Giacometti – Hotel Head Cat

Diego Giacometti (1902-1985) was the younger brother of the more famous sculptor Alberto Giacometti. See wikipedia article for Diego Giacometti. The brothers shared a studio in Paris until Alberto died in 1966. With this sculpture, Diego had the idea that the bowl could contain birdseed.

Diego Giacometti –
Hotel Head Cat –
Bronze Height 30 cm –
Conceived and cast between 1961 and 1967

 

 

 

Hans Erni - The Cat

Hans Erni – The Cat

Hans Erni (1909-)
The Cat –
38.5 x 38 cm –
Oil on canvasboard

Yes, at the time of this post, Hans Erni is still living aged 102.
For more about him see a biography at rogallery.com

 

 

 

 

Rembrant Bugatti - Growling Panther

Rembrant Bugatti – Growling Panther

Rembrandt Bugatti (1884-1916) –
Growling Panther –
Bronze – length 60.5cm –
Conceived about 1907 and cast sometime between 1922-1934.

At a time when hunting parties were still roaming around the world thinking they were heroes while they were killing off our very precious wildlife, Bugatti was capturing in bronze their beauty with a sense of their vulnerability.

 

Katherine Schmidt - Cat and snake (1938)

Katherine Schmidt – Cat and snake (1938)

Katherine Schmidt (1898-1978) –
Cat and Snake (1938) –
Oil on canvas –
63.5 x 76.2 cm –

Katherine Schmidt is an American artist. For an interesting interview with her see Archives of American Art.

 

 

 

Mary Fedden - Watching Fish (2006)

Mary Fedden – Watching Fish (2006)

Mary Fedden (1915-2012)
Watching Fish (1906)
Oil on canvas
20.5 x 25 cm

Mary Fedden was a big fan of cats and included them in many paintings.

 

 

 

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