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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



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



Dog Artworks

“Dog” by Alberto Giacometti, 1951

Artwork with Dogs

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



Big Dog Information Centre

Big Dog Information Centre. (Photo: Emilee Rader)




…and the Instagram Selfie.

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