Shu Yamamoto


About Shu Yamamoto.

The world of cat art overflowing with love for cats depicted by Shu Yamamoto is both original and pays homage to the original works. The fantasy born from his rich imagination and love for cats will be accepted not only in Japan but also around the world.

  • He moved to Canada in 1974 and worked as an illustrator.
  • He moved his base to the United States in 1983 and began drawing famous paintings featuring cats from all over the world in 2007. He has held numerous solo exhibitions and published many art collections.
  • He still resides in the United States to this day.


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The world-famous paintings that we saw in textbooks and museums have now been transformed into cat paintings.
SHU YAMAMOTO's CAT ART draws inspiration from famous paintings in art history, and not only emphasizes cuteness and humor, but also puts effort into original style, composition, color, and brushwork. As a result, his works are highly regarded not only in Japan but also in the United States.