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 Walter Keane  (1915 - 2000)

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Lived/Active: California/Nebraska      Known for: 'wide-eyed' naif child portrait and figure painting

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BIOGRAPHY for Walter Keane
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Birth
1915 (Lincoln, Nebraska)
 
Death
2000 (Encinitas, California)

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California/Nebraska

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'wide-eyed' naif child portrait and figure painting

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Following is the obituary of the artist from the San Francisco Chronicle.

"Keane, Artist Associated With Big-Eyed Portraits"
Dan Levy
Published 4:00 am, Thursday, January 4, 2001

Walter Keane, a flamboyant 1950s and '60s North Beach artist best known for portraits of sad, doe-eyed children that became a worldwide sensation, died Dec. 27 at an Encinitas hospital. He was 85.

Mr. Keane had been suffering from lung and kidney disease, said Joan Keane, an e (showing 500 of 6620 characters).



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