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of historical trivia regarding books, cats, and other animals. Actually this blog has evolved so that it is described better as a blog about cats in history and culture. And we take as a theme the advice of Aldous Huxley: If you want to be a writer, get some cats. Don't forget to see the archived articles linked at the bottom of the page.

January 17, 2016

January 17, 1990

Ruskin Spear (June 30, 1911 to January 17, 1990) received many honors in his career, including being a member of the Royal Academy. He is best known as a portrait painter, and along with his paintings of the famous, like Winston Churchill or Francis Bacon, he painted his friends and neighbors from his original Cockney neighborhood. As a result of polio contracted as a child, Spear was in a wheelchair. He loved cats.

This is titled "Breakfast Cat."

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This is Spears' take on an old, old theme in art, and in life.

Here  are lots more cats Ruskin Spear painted.

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