" Red Skelton Portrait Drawing 1960 4x6"
Pencil Sketch on Paper
Size: 4x6 in | 10x15 cmNEWREDUCEDFAVORITELISTING INFO|ARTIST BIO
Hand Signed :
Condition: Good - In good condition.
Provenance / History :
Story / Additional Info : From a collection of 7 extremely rare pencil drawings (each measuring 6\" x 4\") hand-drawn by the artist (MDH Keane) while visiting Red and Georgia Skelton in Palm Springs. Three drawings are signed; the set of seven features portraits of Red and his wife Georgia and their several dogs. Drawn in 1960 and represent a few of Margaret\'s earlies drawings. Red and Margaret were good friends, and they always painted together when Margaret stayed at Red\'s home. This is a rare portrait of the life of Red and Georgia Skelton.
Certificate of Authenticity : Art Brokerage
LID : 137415
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.