Famous Artists and Their Painted Dogs

Famous Artists and Their Painted Dogs

Two famous artists and thier dogs

Frida Kahlo

Painter Frida Kahlo’s home, Casa Azul, was filled with exotic pets with creative names — Fulang Chang, a.k.a. Bonito, an Amazon parrot (who would do tricks for butter), Granizo, a fawn, and Gertrudis Caca Blanca, an eagle. She also kept monkeys, parakeets, macaws, hens and sparrows and an Xoloitzcuintle (a Mexican hairless dog) named Mr Xoloti. Of her 143 paintings, 55 are self portraits which feature her beloved pets.

Georgia O’Keeffe

When modernist painter, Georgia O’Keeffe wasn’t painting, she was getting inspiration by taking walks through the rocky desert of New Mexico with her dogs, Bo and Chia (two of six Chow Chow breed pups she’d eventually own). During an interview with The Albuquerque Tribune in 1973, O’Keeffe said, “It seems to be my mission in life to wait on a dog.” While O’Keeffe’s Chow Chows inspired her, she and her dogs, in turn, inspired artist Marisol Escobar to create this sculpture “Portrait of Georgia O’Keeffe.”

Famous Dog Painter story here…

Famous Painter O'Keeffe's Dog

Famous Painter O’Keeffe’s Dog

Dogs Playing Poker Painting

Dogs Playing Poker Painting

 

Over 100 years ago those famous dog playing poker paintings were created.  The artist, Cassius Marcellus Coolidge,  in the early 1900’s created 16 different paintings.

 

We laugh at them, disregard them but they seem to have passed the test of time.

 

Dogs are such a big part of our lives and paintings and dog just go together!!

 

 

A friend in need.

A friend in need.