Louis Wain’s Death – Cause and Date

The illustrator Louis Wain died at the age of 78. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

English sketch artist best known for his images of anthropomorphized large-eyed cats and kittens. His work peppered such publications as Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News and Illustrated London News.

He had five younger sisters. He was born to a textile trader and embroiderer. His youngest sister was certified insane when she was 30. He and his sisters’ governess Emily Richardson married when he was 23.

How did Louis Wain die?

After the death of his cat Peter and one of his sisters, Wain became more and more paranoid, which culminated in severe psychosis and physical aggression toward his remaining sisters. He was hospitalized in different psychiatric institutions, where he remained until his death. He died on 4 July 1939 at Napsbury Hospital.

Where is he buried?

Wain is buried in his father’s grave at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, Kensal Green, London.



“Intelligence in the cat is underrated.”

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“A mouse in the paws is worth two in the pantry.”

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