Dogs may be man's best friend and closest ally but when it comes to inspiring iconic pieces of art, look no further than the humble feline...
1. Salvador Dali
World Telegram & Sun photo by Roger Higgins, image courtesy of Library of Congress
2. Henri Matisse
Photo by Robert Capa, International Center of Photography, Magnum Photos.
3. Wanda Gag
Photographer unknown; photo courtesy of Minnesota Historical Society
4. John Cage
Courtesy of the John Cage Trust
5. Florence Henri
Courtesy archive Florence Henri/Martini & Ronchetti, Genoa
6. Arthur Rackman
Image courtesy of the Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University
7. Claude Cahun
Photo courtesy of the Jersey Heritage Musuem
8. Edward Gorey
Photo by Eleanor Garvey
9. Agnes Varda
Photograph by Didier Doussin
10. Georgia O'Keefe
Photograph by John Candelario. Courtesy Palace of the Governors Photo Archives.
Artists and Their Cats by Alison Nastasi is published by Chronicle Books. Buy it at Amazon.co.uk