This painting below is one of my absolute favourites and is pictured in a book that I have in my possession since many years. I've always been a fan of naive art, also called 'outsider art' or 'art brut'. This work was painted by a man named Sal Meijer but apart from that I knew nothing about him or his work. After searches on the internet, I found more information on Wikipedia. Sal Meijer (Amsterdam, 1877 - Blaricum 1965) was a Dutch painter who preferably painted cats. He was a scion of a family of Jewish diamond workers. Because of the simplicity of his paintings and his humble attitude, his work was often labeled as "naive" or "primitive". And what a coincidence, he made several paintings of Bruges, my hometown.
"Zittende poes op bed"
"Poes aan telefoon", litho