Gwen John - portrait of Chloe Boughton-Leigh Gwendalin Mary John was Welsh artist who worked in France for most of her career. She is noted for her still life and for her portrait especially of anonymous female sitter. John Was an artist's model for ( later the lover of ) sculptor Auguste Rodin.
Gwen John: Seated Cat 1920-29. I love Gwen Johns' simple, tender, closely observed watercolours of cats. There's nothing showy or virtuosic about them (indeed, about any of her work - that is its charm)... They are just warm, living, breathing cats.