"Louis Wain was often held up as THE classic example of a schizophrenic artist. In the final years of his life, Wain's cats became more abstract and less whimsical. His once playful cats began to resemble fearsome, almost kaleidoscopic, Hindu deities. Many psychological textbooks feature drawings from various stages in the artist's career to show the progression of Wain's schizophrenia. It has been suggested more recently that he had Asperger's syndrome and visual agnosia as well"