Louis Wain

1860 - 1939

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Louis William Wain (5 August 1860 – 4 July 1939) was an English artist best known for his drawings, which consistently featured anthropomorphized large-eyed cats and kittens. Later in life, he was confined to mental institutions and was alleged to have suffered from schizophrenia. This claim is disputed among specialists. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Louis Wain has received more than 835,103 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Louis Wain is the 762nd most popular painter (down from 613th in 2019), the 1,551st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,226th in 2019) and the 23rd most popular British Painter.

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Among painters, Louis Wain ranks 762 out of 1,428Before him are Thomas Cole, Abraham Mignon, Maurycy Gottlieb, Anton Janša, Alvise Vivarini, and Andrea Appiani. After him are Jan van der Heyden, Eugène Fromentin, Bramantino, Hercules Seghers, George Maciunas, and Constantin Hansen.

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Among people born in 1860, Louis Wain ranks 55Before him are Eleonore Reuss of Köstritz, Walter Sickert, Sergey Sazonov, Sunanda Kumariratana, Christen C. Raunkiær, and Grand Duke Dmitry Konstantinovich of Russia. After him are Friedrich Naumann, Charles Lwanga, Waldemar Haffkine, Paul Ulrich Villard, Albert Kahn, and Katō Takaaki. Among people deceased in 1939, Louis Wain ranks 49Before him are Danilo, Crown Prince of Montenegro, Evald Aav, Arthur Rackham, Grigori Sokolnikov, Norman Bethune, and Louis Trousselier. After him are Harvey Cushing, Oscar Milosz, Havelock Ellis, Yevgeny Miller, Franz Schmidt, and Konstantin Korovin.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Louis Wain ranks 1,551 out of 6,924Before him are George Hamilton-Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen (1784), Rafael Merry del Val (1865), Rosamund Pike (1979), Michael Halliday (1925), Edward Grey, 1st Viscount Grey of Fallodon (1862), and John Loudon McAdam (1756). After him are Anne Perry (1938), Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk (1473), Michael Sheen (1969), Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806), Edward Vernon (1684), and James McAvoy (1979).

Among PAINTERS In United Kingdom

Among painters born in United Kingdom, Louis Wain ranks 23Before him are Evelyn De Morgan (1855), George Stubbs (1724), Arthur Rackham (1867), John Collier (1850), John William Godward (1861), and Thomas Cole (1801). After him are James Gillray (1756), Walter Crane (1845), Effie Gray (1828), Thomas Rowlandson (1756), Frank Dicksee (1853), and Herbert James Draper (1863).