haarhausen 1872- 1931 Budapest

Adorable scene of white angora cats playing with a ball. A mother with her kitten. Oil on canvas, original frame.

Size: H 60 x W 81cm - H 77cm x W 95cm

German/Hungarian School

Lit: Arthur Heyer was born in Haarhausen. He studied at the college of applied arts in Berlin. In 1896 he went into exile in Rakospalota, near Budapest and eventually settled there permanently. He began by painting landscapes and then developed into an animal painter, with a particular attraction for cats. He provided illustrations for books produced by the Verlag Franklin Tarsulat, which specialized in books about animals. He also worked for Shorer’s Familieblatt (Family Magazine) and Uber Land und Meer (Over Land and Sea).