Wain, Louis (M)

Surname: Wain
Forename(s): Louis William
b. 5 August 1860. d. 4 July 1939. Nationality: English. VIAF.
Animal caricaturist and illustrator, particularly humorous drawings of cats. President of the National Cat Club. Illustrated postcards for Raphael Tuck. On the staff of The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News (from 1882) and The Illustrated London News (from 1886). While in New York he worked for New York American (1907-1910). Houfe comments that “his obsession [with cats] slowly turned to insanity and he died in poverty.” Biographical information: Houfe 488, Wood 490. (AC)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 3
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
Town Cats In The Country 1890-12 Atalanta Illustrator 2060
The Dental Hospital 1891-10 Atalanta Illustrator 2159
The Joke 1892-01 Atalanta Illustrator 2171