O: ABCs of Cats

O: ABCs of Cats

O: ABCs of Cats

Bill Papas

Retail: $250
Sale: $150

Edition: 175

Condition: Excellent

Dimensions: 15" X 22" 1"

  • Materials: paper, watercolor
  • Vintage from the 1970s
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Letter "O"; Original Watercolor Etching by Bill Papas from the Papas, "ABC's of Cats" series. Bill Papas was amused by the various reactions his interpretations of cats inspired. The colors and actions were set free in Papas' studio; they dance and swirl across the paper in watercolor hues. Any cat owner will smile at the poses inspired by the alphabet. Bill Papas, whose work was syndicated worldwide, died in an airplane accident on June 19, 2000. This is the last of the Cat Alphabet series.

These hand-colored etchings by Bill originally sold for $350. each.
A complete portfolio of A thru Z is available for $3500. in Hardcover Embossed Portfolio.

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William "Bill" Papas (15 July 1927 – 19 June 2000) was a political cartoonist and caricaturist, book author and illustrator, and watercolourist. In the 1960s and 1970s he worked for The Guardian, The Sunday Times and Punch. His work has won international acclaim and is included in many private and corporate collections around the world.

His "ABC of Cats"  is a humorous collection posing cats as Letters.  They are etchings in a limited edition - signed & numbered.  EACH is hand-watercolored by Bill himself for uniqueness.