Dogs In The Arts

Dogs have been the inspiration for many artists – painters, poets, movie makers, television producers, writers, printmakers, photographers.

Some of the more notable recent films include “Marley and Me” and “Must Love Dogs” - both charming movies. “Lassie” was the classic television series starring a dog, and I can't think of one that has surpassed that series since. Many of you may have seen the famous `Blue Dog` paintings by Lousianna`s well-known painter, George Rodrigue.

Who can forget the popular song penned by Ansem Douglas of Trinidad and Tobago and made famous by the Baha Men - “Who let the dog out” - once that`s in your brain, it`s hard to get it out. Famous poets from Robert Service to Carl Sandburg, Emily Dickinson to Walter de la Mare among many others have penned poems about dogs. Classic novels include “The Call of the Wild” by Jack London and “Old Yeller” by Fred Gipson.

There are artists everywhere who are inspired by dogs – probably some in your local community. Here
are a few videos about some living in Vancouver, BC. A photographer, a print-maker and a painter. So
enjoy – maybe you'll be inspired to do something.