Margaret Keane

1927 - Today

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Margaret D. H. Keane (born Peggy Doris Hawkins, September 15, 1927) is an American artist known for her paintings of subjects with big eyes. She mainly paints 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 3,144,161 page views. Her biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Margaret Keane is the 201st most popular painter (up from 224th in 2019), the 598th most popular biography from United States (up from 634th in 2019) and the 5th 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 201 out of 1,428Before her are Jean Dubuffet, Pisanello, Jacopo Bellini, Luca Giordano, Jeanne Hébuterne, and Suzanne Valadon. After her are Hans Baldung, František Kupka, Nicholas Roerich, Ivan Shishkin, Aristide Maillol, and Pietro da Cortona.

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Among people born in 1927, Margaret Keane ranks 24Before her are Antônio Carlos Jobim, Sidney Poitier, Kim Young-sam, Mary Higgins Clark, Niklas Luhmann, and Maurice Béjart. After her are Robert Ludlum, Princess Joséphine Charlotte of Belgium, Harry Belafonte, Martin Lewis Perl, Don Shirley, and Juliette Gréco.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Margaret Keane ranks 598 out of 15,968Before her are Prince (1958), Dean Koontz (1945), Gene Kelly (1912), Richard Meier (1934), Talia Shire (1946), and John Deere (1804). After her are Burt Reynolds (1936), Telly Savalas (1922), Oprah Winfrey (1954), Joel Schumacher (1939), Douglas Fairbanks (1883), and Jim Jarmusch (1953).

Among PAINTERS In United States

Among painters born in United States, Margaret Keane ranks 5Before her are Jackson Pollock (1912), Edward Hopper (1882), Man Ray (1890), and Mary Cassatt (1844). After her are Georgia O'Keeffe (1887), Norman Rockwell (1894), Robert Rauschenberg (1925), James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834), Lyonel Feininger (1871), Joseph Kosuth (1945), and Grant Wood (1891).