The Psychedelic Cats Of Louis Wain

By Leo Gura - April 27, 2024

Louis Wain was a late 19th century English illustrator who specialized in depictions of cats. Later in his life he suffered from mental illness, perhaps schizophrenia. Eventually he was certified insane and committed to an institution.

This is the progression of his cat art:


Louis Wain cats

Keep in mind, these were painted before the 1940’s, before psychedelics were a thing. Before the discovery of LSD and DMT.

Looks like Louis Wain discovered Cat God.

And now he’s probably a cat. Perhaps yours


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