Susan Herbert - Author

About the Author

Susan Herbert studied at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, University of Oxford. After working for English National Opera and the Theatre Royal in London, she specialized in limited-edition prints of theatrical animals and exhibited frequently. She died in September 2014.

Books by Susan Herbert

Cats in Movies: Notecards

Cats in Movies: Notecards

Author: Susan Herbert Format: Postcard book or pack Release Date: 01/09/2017

Susan Herbert's delightful feline reimaginings of famous scenes from art, theatre, opera and film have won her a devoted following. These clever and charming notecards feature her renditions of twenty classic movie scenes with cats in the starring roles. They will make an ideal gift for cat-loving culture buffs and cultured cat-lovers everywhere.

Shakespeare Cats: Poster Book

Shakespeare Cats: Poster Book

Author: Susan Herbert Format: Poster Release Date: 07/07/2016

Twenty detachable posters featuring celebrated artist Susan Herbert's charming feline reimaginings of scenes from some of the greatest plays in English literature.

Cats Galore A Compendium of Cultured Cats

Cats Galore A Compendium of Cultured Cats

Author: Susan Herbert Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/09/2015

Susan Herbert's delightful feline reimaginings of famous scenes from art, theatre, opera, ballet and film have won her a devoted following. This unprecedented new compilation of her best paintings provides an irresistible introduction to her feline world. An array of cat characters take the starring roles in a variety of instantly recognizable settings. The masterpieces of Western art retain their distinctive styles while being cleverly filled with furry faces and pussycat tails. Cats then take to the stage in Shakespearean dramas and lavishly staged opera productions. The final stop is Hollywood, where cats are cast in everything from big-budget epics to cult classics, emulating the timeless glamour of the golden age of cinema. From Botticelli's Birth of Venus through Puccini's Tosca to James Dean and Lawrence of Arabia, Susan Herbert's brilliantly observed feline dramatis personae are a joy to discover.

Cats by Susan Herbert Notebook Set A6 Notebooks

Cats by Susan Herbert Notebook Set A6 Notebooks

Author: Susan Herbert Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2015

Inspired by Susan Herbert's delightful feline reimaginings of famous scenes from art, theatre, opera, ballet and film, are two gift products: a set of three small (A6) ruled notebooks and a boxed collection of 20 different notecards with high-quality envelopes.

Cats in Art: Box of 20 Notecards

Cats in Art: Box of 20 Notecards

Author: Susan Herbert Format: Postcard book or pack Release Date: 01/09/2015

Inspired by Susan Herbert's delightful feline reimaginings of famous scenes from art, theatre, opera, ballet and film, are two gift products: a set of three small (A6) ruled notebooks and a boxed collection of 20 different notecards with high-quality envelopes.

Pre-Raphaelite Cats

Pre-Raphaelite Cats

Author: Susan Herbert Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/02/2014

Susan Herbert's feline versions of famous paintings have delighted cat and art-lovers everywhere. In this book, now available in paperback, she turns her eye to the works of the Pre-Raphaelite painters, whose popularity is reaching new heights today. The epitome of their style and period, these wonderful paintings can be viewed in a new and entrancing way when their protagonists are endearing cats. The Beggar Maid, `more beautiful than day' in Tennyson's poem, takes on a particularly touching relationship with King Cophetua, while Medea gives new meaning to the word enchantress as she prepares the ingredients for a spell. And were ever two creatures so frightened and so abandoned as the poor cat princes wickedly imprisoned in the Tower, or two lovers so sad and so stoical as the young officer cat and his fiancee on the eve of the Battle of Waterloo? A special feature of this book is its inclusion of small black-and-white reproductions of all the original paintings that have inspired Susan Herbert. Once again she has risen to the challenge of endowing the world's best- loved works of art with a certain feline charm.

Movie Cats

Movie Cats

Author: Susan Herbert Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/08/2006

Herbert's innovative and witty feline renderings of cats in human situations, from Shakespearean drama to masterpieces of Western art, have won her a large and admiring public. Now she draws on her lifelong fascination with cinema to give us a series of scenes from classic films - all with cats playing the leading roles.

Shakespeares Cats

Shakespeares Cats

Author: Susan Herbert Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/04/2004

Painting in her familiar and highly popular style, this imaginative artist presents an irresistible array of well-known characters in the great Shakespearean plays, from the tragic Romeo and Juliet to the mischievous Titania, from the beautiful Cleopatra to the roguish Falstaff. In thirty-two entrancing paintings, Susan Herbert opens up an unsuspected world of Shakespeare interpreted by cats with all their winning ways. Her many devoted admirers will find this collection full of the charm and humor of her earlier books; and newcomers to her art will be surprised and enchanted by the finesse she brings to this portrait gallery of cats in unusual guises. 32 color illustrations.

Medieval Cats

Medieval Cats

Author: Susan Herbert Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/03/1995

A world of art inhabited entirely by cats is introduced in this book. From the feline Mona Lisa to the white-tailed Botticelli Venus, Susan Herbert is known for her cat characters - her humorous versions of well-known paintings. In this book she explores the art of the Middle Ages. It features resplendent cats dining in medieval banqueting halls; aristocratic cats at a jousting ceremony; and humble cats huddled around a kitchen fire. These costumed cats appear against a backdrop of castles and scenery, and among the medieval illuminations and Book of Hours. The paintings are all based on authentic works of the 13th to the 16th centuries. Other titles by Susan Herbert are: The Cats Gallery of Art , The Cats History of Western Art , Impressionist Cats , and Diary of a Victorian Cat .

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