Arthur Wardle (1864-1949), born in London, was a notable animal painter who worked in oil, pastel, and watercolor. He painted domestic and wild animals, but he is best known for his domestic pictures of dogs. In 1880, one of his animal paintings was exhibited at the Royal Academy, where he showed his worked frequently until 1838. He moved to St. John's Wood in 1892, where he often sketched at the London Zoo. He exhibited his work at the Liverpool Exhibition in 1910 and later had a solo exhibition at the Fine Art Society in 1931. He was a member of the Pastel Society, Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolor, and the New Watercolor Society.