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Margaret Keane

1927 - 2022

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Margaret D. H. Keane (born Peggy Doris Hawkins, September 15, 1927 – June 26, 2022) was an American artist known for her paintings of subjects with big eyes. She mainly painted women, children, or animals in oil or mixed media. The work achieved commercial success through inexpensive reproductions on prints, plates, and cups. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Margaret Keane has received more than 3,658,405 page views. Her biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia. Margaret Keane is the 186th most popular painter (up from 201st in 2019), the 550th most popular biography from United States (up from 598th in 2019) and the 6th most popular American Painter.

Margaret Keane is most famous for her paintings of big-eyed children. She and her husband Walter Keane were both artists, but she was the one who became famous for her paintings.

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Among painters, Margaret Keane ranks 186 out of 1,421Before her are Francis Picabia, Theo van Gogh, Nicholas Roerich, Lucas Cranach the Younger, Thomas Gainsborough, and John William Waterhouse. After her are Pietro da Cortona, Suzanne Valadon, Fra Bartolomeo, Benozzo Gozzoli, Quentin Matsys, and Antoine-Jean Gros.

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Among people born in 1927, Margaret Keane ranks 22Before her are Mstislav Rostropovich, Kim Young-sam, László Kubala, Niklas Luhmann, Albert Uderzo, and Juliette Gréco. After her are Maurice Béjart, Janet Leigh, Marshall Warren Nirenberg, Princess Joséphine Charlotte of Belgium, Martin Lewis Perl, and Don Shirley.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Margaret Keane ranks 550 out of 18,182Before her are James E. Webb (1906), Nelson Rockefeller (1908), Jerry Lewis (1926), Anthony Perkins (1932), Francis Fukuyama (1952), and James Caan (1940). After her are Ernest Lawrence (1901), Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875), Thorstein Veblen (1857), Joseph Barbera (1911), Washington Irving (1783), and Eugene O'Neill (1888).

Among PAINTERS In United States

Among painters born in United States, Margaret Keane ranks 6Before her are Jackson Pollock (1912), Mary Cassatt (1844), Edward Hopper (1882), Georgia O'Keeffe (1887), and Man Ray (1890). After her are Norman Rockwell (1894), James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834), Robert Rauschenberg (1925), Joseph Kosuth (1945), Grandma Moses (1860), and Lyonel Feininger (1871).