2,000+ Years of Dogs in Art, From Ancient Mosaics to Instagram Selfies

Here's more notable dog art by creatives throughout history, and in the present day:

Drawing / Illustration

Art with Dogs

“A Dog Resting” by Albrecht Dürer, 1520-1521. (Photo: The Trustees of the British Museum)

Art with Dogs

“Sleeping Puppy” by Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, ca. 1640. (Photo: Museum of Fine Arts Boston)

Art Dogs

“Dancing Dogs” by Keith Haring

 

Painting

Dog Art

“A King Charles Spaniel” by Edouard Manet ca. 1866. (Photo: Ailsa Mellon Bruce Collection)

Art with Dogs

“Head of a Dog” by Auguste Renoir, 1870. (Photo: Ailsa Mellon Bruce Collection)

Dog Art

“Head Of A Dog” by Edvard Munch, 1930

Dogs and Art

“Itzcuintli Dog With Me” by Frida Kahlo, 1938

Art with Dogs

“Portrait of Maurice” by Andy Warhol, 1976

Dogs and Art

David Hockney with his paintings of Dachshunds Stanley and Boodgie. (Photo: Richard Schmidt)

Artwork with Dogs

“Hawaiian Blues” by George Rodrigue, 1998

 

Sculpture

Dog Artworks

“Dog” by Alberto Giacometti, 1951

Artwork with Dogs

“Choo Choo and two Baby Choo” by Nirit Levav, 2013

 

Architecture

Big Dog Information Centre

Big Dog Information Centre. (Photo: Emilee Rader)

 

Photography

 

…and the Instagram Selfie.

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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