This 1978 piece shows Nina the cat, one of the many pets Eleanor Dickinson and her family members owned and loved throughout their lifetimes.  Nina had one blue eye and one green and was owned by Eleanor Dickinson’s mother.

Eleanor Dickinson often retold the story of one of her first major art projects–when she was a small girl in East Tenessee, when she painted Cinder, her grandmother’s cat, to add some variety to her natural feline colors.

One of a kind artwork.  See the About page for more information on the Art, Shipping and Additional Charges, Paper, and other topics.

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Title: “Mother’s Cat”
Primary Materials: black ink on white paper
Base Material: paper
Signed: No – title and date are in artist’s hand but no signature
Orientation: landscape
Measurement WxH: 13-1/2″ wide x 10-3/4″ high
Condition: good
Date or Est. Year Created: 1978
Description: Cat laying down
Notes: dated and titled but not signed, some ink faded, paper yellowing