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Anthropomorphic Animals

Anthropomorphic Art

Hello! Dog Artists has been painting anthropomorphic animals, namely dogs for 8 years now. Anthropomorphism is giving, (in our case painting) animals with human characteristics.  Anthropomorphic is a word which literally means “human shaped”.

dogs in uniform painting

Anthropomorphic animals in art became popular due to fables, tales and expression which began to envelop our human culture.  Aesop’s Fables for example used anthropomorphised animals to illustrate principles of life. Anthropomorphic motifs have always been common in fairy tales, for example  those told by Brothers Grimm and then later in Pinocchio and The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland.  We as humans have a close connection with dogs so it’s no wonder that painting dogs wearing human attire is so popular.

Hugo painted as The Count of Monte Cristo


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Anthropomorphic animals – Hugo as the Count of Monte Cristo


Nan painted as an RAF Piolet

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Nan the Beagle painted as an RAF pilot-  anthropomorphic dogs

The lovely Zita in Period Dress – Anthropomorphic dogs

Prazsky Krysarik Portrait

If you love the idea of Anthropomorphic art and would love to have your dog painted in a suit, period dress, or uniform please get in touch. Please email: or call us on +44 (0)20 8354 1818.  We are based in London and we deliver worldwide too.


What do you need to do?

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Simply email: a photo of your dogs with an idea of size and we’ll get back to you with a quote and some ideas. If you have seen a particular style of painting that you love from the portfolio please let us know and we’ll get the same dog artist to paint your dog’s portrait.

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About DogArtists

Dog Artists was founded in 2007 and is run by 8 pet artists specialising solely in dogs. Based in London UK, we deliver world-wide and paint beautiful dog portraits based on your photos.

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