ARTISTS AND THEIR DASCHUNDS

Obviously, a certain class of artist is drawn to daschunds.

Picasso & Lump                             David Leeds (me) & Gracie and Chloe

David Hockney & Stanley and Boodgie                                             Andy Warhol & Archie

 

 

 

 

 

 

Picasso portrayed Lump in many media.

He was a faithful studio companion, as well.

Archie with Andy and Mick.

 

You know who!

David Hockney (below) holding court.


Hockney was a prolific portrayer of his beloved daschunds. Here are some examples.

I am in the process of conceptualizing my own artistic
celebration of the “long and low,” my beloved Gracie & Chloe.


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15 Comments on "ARTISTS AND THEIR DASCHUNDS"

  1. kathy says:

    David Hockney set up easels at different heights, with canvas and palettes ready with paint, all over his house, near where his dachshunds usually curled up. When they were in “position”, he would rush over and do very fast paintings of them before they moved. The whole process would have made a great short film I think.

  2. Marisa says:

    Love this post!

  3. Suzanne says:

    Not to mention Pierre Bonnard, who owned a dachshund and included one in the foreground of his painting “Nude in a Bathtub” (1946).

  4. Dachshunds are the very very best dogs. My Sophie is particularly fond of running across my large canvasses on the studio floor with her ever present toy, while she imprints her little paws. Many of my paintings have the Sophie paws imbedded. My new children’s book with my own illustrations have been inspired by the stories I always make up when she and I have our little chats. Long live the Dachshund and long live the Artist who loves Dachsies!!

  5. Dachshunds are the very very best dogs. My Sophie is particularly fond of running across my large canvasses on the studio floor with her ever present toy, while she imprints her little paws. Many of my paintings have the Sophie paws imbedded. My new children’s book with my own illustrations have been inspired by the stories I always make up when she and I have our little chats. Long live the Dachshund and long live the Artist who loves Dachsies!!

  6. sandra gillard says:

    David, aah I do love the internet, imagine finding your very cerebral blog…the last time we spoke you were climbing rock faces, perhaps Conrad Anker comes to mind. Anyway, I thought you might like to know that Thomas Hess, the wonderful NY art critic and his companion Mary McFadden loooovved the long and low ones, I think they had 3-4, so add that to your trivia collection.
    fondly sg~

  7. Tabitha says:

    I am smiling so widely, I just love these dogs, there is something about their long narrow faces that I’m drawn too, funnily enough, I’m the same with people. Show me a long narrow face and it hits a familiarity/kinship neurone somewhere.

  8. Lara Michalenko says:

    Dachshunds are not dogs, as far as I.m concerned. They are in a relm of their own. They,re Dachies. They are so special that I believe every major city on the planet should have bronze dachshunds of all varieties strategically placed in CBD, and premier suburbs. A pair of longhairs here, five standard smooths there, a pair of standard wires, and the list is endless. Not to mention illuminated Dachie billboards, and can thiink of plenty more!

  9. Catherine Ross says:

    Hi David,
    thanks for this posting about our beloved Dachies, my friend just sent this link to me. Since February 2012 I have been producing a series of 21 life-size and life-like Bronze Dachshunds modeled after my now deceased mini short hair Appleton. He spent the last weeks of his 12 years of life trying to control the movement of ocean waves as they touched the shore where he was standing. He took to this self appointed task as only a Dachshund or an artist can with a relish, excitement and determination, unfortunately this zest resulted in him re-injurying his fragile back which I had nursed him through to recovery in the summer of 2011. He didn’t have the will to battle this second injury and I had to release him early in 2012. And shortly after made sculpture of him then developed the plan for an installation involving the recently completed casting of 21 Bronze Appletons and a very wide frame and immersive video of oceans waves as they join the shore. The first exhibition of this work Impossible really! opens in Lethbridge AB, Canada November 7, 2015

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