Animals have been inspiring artists since the first cave paintings of deer and bison — and pet cats, dogs, birds, and others have continued to aid creativity with their beauty, humor, companionship, and cuteness.
David Hockney is a painter, printmaker, set designer, and photographer who is based in London. He was an influential member of the “pop art” movement in the ’60s. Hockney is a synesthite — in his case, he sees colors when music is played. At age 75, Hockney is still an active artist, as he has been for almost 60 years.
His dachshunds, pictured above with him in front of their many portraits, are named Stanley and Boogie.