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."
This is Spears' take on an old, old theme in art, and in life.
Here are lots more cats Ruskin Spear painted.