CAT WITH VIOLIN: VINTAGE CAT ART This adorable pussy cat playing the violin was painted by the famous English kitty cat artist Louis Wain (1860-1939). This makes a perfect gift for both cat lovers and those who love violin music. LOUIS WAIN was a prolific feline artist. H.G. Wells said of him, "He invented a cat style, a cat society, a whole cat world." Louis Wain illustrated about one hundred children's books, and his work appeared in papers, journals, and magazines. He served as both as chairman and later as President of the National Cat Club.