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 Margaret D. H. Keane  (1927 - )

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Lived/Active: California/Tennessee      Known for: mod sad child figure painting, portraiture

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Kathleen Knisely

Have 3 original works of Margaret Keanes from my mother in law
I can send pics to a noted art expert. Where please. When was Margaret in Connecticut or had family here perhaps her Mom?

Sara Lilly

I have seen sellers of Margarets work is it real?
There seems to be much of Margaret's beautiful work for sale on line......I do wonder about authenticity. I love her work and have my own artwork that involves big eyes, I also sing and design clothes. ( apparently my own eyes are huge!). I love the way she captures expression through the windows of our soul and I have to have one of her paintings. She has such a beautiful gift and a humble approach.

Mark Johnson

Expert for a Keane paintings
I have seen multiple posts requesting information on authenticity and value of Keane paintings. I suggest the posters contact Robert Brown, Director of the Keane Eyes Gallery in San Francisco. He is probably the foremost expert on Keane, but he will need several photographs of your artwork. He can be located if you google Keane Eyes Gallery, and he is happy to assist. Mark


Info on Keane original
I have a Keane original oil painting of a blue eyed girl holding a black cat on a San Francisco street corner in front of a City Lights Books stand at night. Anyone familiar with this painting?

Jon K

Margaret Keane Strays/No dogs allowed.
I have a pair of these prints framed by the Illinois Molding Company. Can you assist me in determining the approximate value of these prints?

Bob Wheeler

I have a signed print by mdh keane in 1981. It's a girl kneeling down. She's in an asian robe or gown. Her right cheek is resting in her right hand and her left hand is petting a Siamese cat. Any value to it? Thankyou.


Margaret Keane oil drawing
I have a Margaret Keane oil drawing called Hibiscus Miss,underneath its says original and the size ,also on the left hand side it is signed by her, also in the flower on the drawing it has a number five,it is dated 1968.any one with information on it I would love to hear from do I find out if its authentic and the value.last thing that number 5 on the drawing looks upside down


Is is authentic and how much is it worth
I have a 8x10 artwork marked by Keane at the bottom and it is a girl, blond short hair with large dark eyes, smoking a cigarette sitting with her arms on a table with strawberries in a square baskett, the name states at top fresh strawberries, wondering if the artist ever did the picture.


Little black children paintings
The little girl is wearing a red dress and yellow hat had braids. The little boy is wearing a black suit. Both are holding flowers. Does anyone know about these paintings. I know the are both by Sherle, that is all.


Large Oil Painting
I have a large oil painting of 3 very young girls sitting and looking down into a small pond at a small frog..very well done and signed M this the same margret keane of big eye fame?

Lucille Chapman

a painting called The Gypsies by Margaret Keane
My mother has this painting and it is 8 x 10 canvas signed by Walter Keane the painting was aquired in the 60's and she would like to know about it.

Dennis Porter

Info about a painting i have
The Painting i have is Signed Maio, its a Painting of a ?? Possibly Elf, little girl with big eye,wearing a hat with a feather,and is wearing what appears to resemble a clowns wear.Holding in her hand some Flowers.Can you tell me anythig about the painting


Possible Margaret Keane oil on board
I have 2 oil on board paintings, unsigned. The first is a "Sad Eye" little boy holding a chicken. Next is a "Sad Eye" little girl, sitting on steps holding her face and she has dirty, muddy feet. Does anyone recognize these as Margaret Keane's work?



have 3 pictures 1962 margaret keane
found 3 pictures about 25 yrs ago.. 1 is little girl with yellow striped top.. with rolled up blue jeans. holding her cat. and boy with dog.. and the other is little boy&girl with dog .. little girl has tears flowing.. pls tell me if . this could be an oringal.. the back of the pics say they were bought in montreal canada.. art shop.. konrads.. order number 4689.. thank you .. lizz croft. toronto canada


Blythe Dolls
Are the Blythe Dolls created from the Keane paintings ?

Julia Medland

Margaret/Walter keane
I have 2 framed black and white postcards signed Keane but autographed by Walter Keane? Am curious about these pieces and would appreciate any input I can get. They are kind of "ugly". Although some of the paintings and prints are quite beautiful...these pieces are, well, "different. Thanks, Julia of Roseville, CA.


I bought 2 MDH Keene's in 1963 in Chicago and have been curious of thier story.One is a frontal nude while the second is a sweatshirt(beatnik)type pose.Please help me if you can with any info available.


I bought a little pic in an antique store in San Fran of a little girl in a yellow dress sitting amongst flowers. She has brown hair and a white slip peeks out from her dress. It is signes MDH Keane with Keane 1963 under that. Could someone give me any info on this? I don't know if it original, but it appears to be oil.

vanessa sheppard

The Lookout
My fiance and I went to this flea market type place yesterday and bought something that looks like a framed print . It says "Keane" in the lower left hand corner 1962. It is called "The Lookout" and it has a little girl peeking around the corner of a door with a small black kitten at her feet. It looks like they are on a beach or lake shore. I can't find any info on this particular thing. Any info on it would be appreciated. It has a price of 55 or 44$ on the back of the print as well.



I have a picture of a man and a young girl that are dressed up as clowns. In the top left corner it says "KEANE"
the girl has exagerated eyes. im pretty sure its an original anyone know of this one? the girl is to the left of the man and he has his arm around her shoulder

Keane Lover

Some of the prints I own are from the 1960's and they have Walter Keane's name printed on them. I know the story about the court thing. Still, there you are, someone gave him permission to print his name on the prints. In any event, they are old prints and beautiful. I still have the original Keane prints from my childhood. The rest of the collection I have been slowly building by buying them on ebay.


Walter (but really Maragaret) Keane
The world famous "Big Eye" paintings had their beginning in San Francisco over 50 years ago, by the artist Margaret Keane. In time they also became known and referred to as "Waifs," "Keane," "Sad Eyes," and many other titles, all depicting the unique styles of this very creative woman. You may be surprised to hear the artist is a woman. You see, for many years she was married to a man who claimed credit for what she painted. To prove she was in fact the artist and not her former husband, she painted in court before a Federal Judge and jury, an original oil on canvas painting. When her ex-husband was asked to paint by the judge, his reply was: "I can't today, because I have a sore shoulder." Needless to say Margaret won the case and she continues to paint those Big Eyes we have come to love so dearly



Donna Thatcher

Margaret Keane
I have two pictures that say keane in black letters. One picture is a blonde haired girl holding a cat and the other is a boy holding a poodle . on the back is it says produckt of Reliable Newark,NJ no dogs allowed by keane 5025 B can anyone tell me if these are orginal or fake?

Yasmin Montalvo

Margaret Keane
I have an oil painting named Hibiscus Miss it is signed by Margaret Keane any one have any information about this painting? Thanks


Margaret Keane
I believe she signs her paintings a MDH Keane. Her husband was Walter. He apparently had claimed to be the painter of the early work of hers. A court case settled that claim as false.


Margaret Keane
I thought Walter Keane was her husband not William. Ihave two pictures one is the stray the other is no dogs allowed .there both signed Keane on the bottom of the pictures says by Walter Keane.Are these her pictures.Any help would be helpful. thank you.


artist Henry Paul
I have three paintings by a 1960's New York artist Henry Paul. The paintings resemble those of M. Keane but are a bit more abstract. I am trying to locate information about the artist and this venue was sugggested. thanks for any information.

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