by Huro Kitty
Life Story Of Louis Wain 1860-1939 And His Funny Animal Art
Louis William Wain was born in the London district of Clerkenwell in London on 5th. August 1860. In the period from 1880’s up to the start of the first world war he ruled supreme in cat and animal humour especially the ‘Louis Wain Cat’ which was recognised worldwide. The Louis Wain cats appeared in Art Prints, Comics, Newspapers, Books, Magazines, Post Cards and Annuals. The Wain cats are to be found in every human activity – from playing golf and other sports, digging up roads, Playing music.
In his early years he was a sickly child and often skipped school. He attended his early schooling at The Orchard Street Foundation school in Hackney and at The Saint Joseph’s Academy, Kennington.
Wain was born with a Cleft Lip and the doctor gave his parents the orders that he should not be sent to school or taught until he was ten years old. As a