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Margaret Keane

United States Born in: 1927
Margaret Keane, born Peggy Doris Hawkins, is an American artist born in 1927 in Nashville, Tennessee. She started drawing at the age of 10 and took a few classes at the Watkins Art Institute in Nashville. At the age of 18, she attended the Traphagen School Of Design in New York for a year. Keane credits Amedeo Modigliani's work as a major influence on the way she has painted women since 1959. Other artists who have influenced her in the use of color, dimension and composition include Van Gogh, Gustav Klimt and Picasso. Keane's paintings are recognizable by the depiction of figures with oversized eyes, resembling deer. Keane says she has always been interested in eyes and used to draw them in her school books. She begins to make it her signature through portraits of children and focuses on the eyes because more revealing the inner person. She worked on both acrylic and oil paintings her work was limited to women, children and pets In the 1960s, Margaret Keane's canvases were sold under her husband's name, Walter Keane. Following a dispute between them, he claims rights to the works and this conflict precipitates their divorce. During the trial, Margaret challenges her husband to prove that he was the author of the pictures and paints a canvas herself in front of the judge in 53 minutes. Her husband refuses to play the game and Margaret receives $ 4 million in damages. She left San Francisco in November 1964 and the divorce was pronounced in March 1965.
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Margaret Keane, Complicated Lady, Print

Margaret Keane

Complicated Lady, 1995
91.4 x 61 cm
Print

$3,491

Margaret Keane, A World Within, Fine Art Drawings

Margaret Keane

A World Within, 2018
22.9 x 15.2 x 0.1 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$3,000

Margaret Keane, No Boundaries, Painting

Margaret Keane

No Boundaries, 1969
91.44 x 61 x 2 cm
Painting

50,000 - $ 100,000

Margaret Keane, Beach Bums I, Print

Margaret Keane

Beach Bums I, 2005
61 x 45.7 x 0.5 cm
Print

$850

Margaret Keane, Beach Bums II, Print

Margaret Keane

Beach Bums II, 2005
61 x 45.7 x 1 cm
Print

$850

Margaret Keane, A Rigid Scent, Fine Art Drawings

Margaret Keane

A Rigid Scent, 2018
20.3 x 20.3 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$2,047

Margaret Keane, Eye In Yellow Rose, Fine Art Drawings

Margaret Keane

Eye In Yellow Rose, 2018
20.3 x 20.3 x 0.25 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$3,251

Margaret Keane, Black Cat in Box, Fine Art Drawings

Margaret Keane

Black Cat in Box, 2020
20.3 x 20.3 x 0.25 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$3,612

Margaret Keane, I Can Feel What You're Saying, Fine Art Drawings

Margaret Keane

I Can Feel What You're Saying, 2019
30.5 x 11 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$3,973

Margaret Keane, Muna, Fine Art Drawings

Margaret Keane

Muna, 2019
30.5 x 20.3 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$3,973

Margaret Keane, One in three, Fine Art Drawings

Margaret Keane

One in three, 2020
24.8 x 15.25 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$3,973

Margaret Keane, Daisy, Painting

Margaret Keane

Daisy, 1962
30.5 x 14 x 0.83 cm
Painting

25,000 - $ 50,000

Margaret Keane, Bonnie, Painting

Margaret Keane

Bonnie, 2000
45.7 x 35.6 x 2.54 cm
Painting

$42,138

Margaret Keane, Mother and Child, Painting

Margaret Keane

Mother and Child, 1968
39.37 x 24.13 x 0.63 cm
Painting

25,000 - $ 50,000

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