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  • "A Precious Gift 1989 34x30"

    1989

    Margaret D. H. Keane

    Original Painting
    Oil on Canvas

    Size: 20x16 in  |  51x41 cm

    Framed: 34x30 in  |  86x76 cm

     
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    Hand Signed : Lower Right
    Condition: Excellent
    Framed without Glass : Gold wood frame cream mat and blue filet
    Purchased from : Gallery 1989
    Provenance / History : Purchased in Hawaii by the owner
    Certificate of Authenticity : Keane Gallery
    LID : 125999
    Margaret D. H. Keane

    Art Brokerage: Margaret Keane American Artist: b. 1927. She was born in Tennessee. In the 1960s, Margaret Keane's artwork was sold under the name of her husband, Walter Keane. Walter Keane claimed credit for her work. Conflict over that issue was cited as one of the reasons they divorced. Walter and Margaret's divorce proceedings went all the way to federal court. At the hearing, Margaret challenged Walter to a 'paint-off' and created a painting in front of the judge to prove that she was the artist. Walter declined to paint before the court, citing a sore shoulder. In 1986, the courts sided with her, enabling her to paint under her own name. Her works while living in her husband's shadow tended to depict sad children in a dark setting, but after divorcing, moving to Hawaii her paintings took on a happier, brighter style. Keane is a fixture in popular culture. Some of her well-known fans over the years have included actresses Joan Crawford and Natalie Wood, whom she painted portraits of; filmmaker Tim Burton, who commissioned Keane to paint Lisa Marie; and animator Craig McCracken, whose characters the Powerpuff Girls are based on Keane's 'waifs'; additionally the Girls' schoolteacher is named "Ms. She will be portrayed by Amy Adams in the upcoming Tim Burton film Big Eyes. Original Paintings Listings wanted by Art Brokerage. Sorry we no longer accept listings for prints.

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