CAT WEARING BREECHES: VINTAGE CAT ART This cat artwork is a lot of fun. It was made by the famous English cat artist, Louis Wain (1860-1939). 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.