American, b. 1927
Margaret Keane is an internationally famous and acclaimed artist. She is originally from Tennessee, a long time resident of Hawaii and now makes her home in Sonoma County, near San Francisco. At 79 years of age, she continues to produce new and delightful masterpieces.
Paintings by Margaret Keane are in public collections all over the world: The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Madrid; The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo; National Museum of Modern Art, Mexico City; Musee Communal Des Beaux-Arts, Bruges; Tennessee Fine Arts Museum, Nashville, Tennessee; Brooks Memorial Museum, Memphis, Tennessee; Hawaii State Capitol, Honolulu; The United Nations, New York City and others.
Major one-artist shows around the world have featured the works of Margaret Keane. The Brussels Pavilion at the Brussels World’s Fair, by special invitation of the Belgian government; Tokyo American Cultural Center in Tokyo, sponsored by the U.S. State Department; National Museum of Contemporary Art in Madrid and galleries in New York, Chicago, Honolulu, Houston, San Francisco and Beverly Hills are just some of the locations. She was named a Fellow of The Society of Western Artists after exhibiting in three Annual Juried Shows in the M.H. De Young Memorial Museum in San Francisco.
Originally recognized by their wistful and sad-eyed children, Margaret Keane’s works now feature happy children, animals, or both, all with her signature large-eyes, in delightful places and situations. “The eyes I draw on my children are an expression of my own deepest feelings. Eyes are windows of the soul,” explains Margaret.