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Margaret Keane

Geburtstag: 15. September 1927

Margaret D. H. Keane, geborene Peggy Doris Hawkins ist eine amerikanische Malerin, die für ihre Bilder von Frauen, Kindern und Tieren mit großen Augen bekannt ist. In den 1960er Jahren wurde ihr Ehemann Walter Keane damit prominent, dass er vorgab, der Maler ihrer Bilder zu sein. Wikipedia

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„He can't paint eyes. He couldn't learn to paint at all.“

—  Margaret Keane

Cited in " The lady behind those Keane-eyed kids https://books.google.com/books?id=2FMEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA56," LIFE 69, no. 21 (20 November 1970), p. 56.
1970

„The older I get, the brighter colours I live. But in the past, they were dark, dingy, sad colours.“

—  Margaret Keane

KQED Arts, " Margaret Keane, Painter Behind Tim Burton's 'Big Eyes' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMKnuhNe3Pc," YouTube.com.
2014

„Gradually it dawned on me that I was painting my own inner emotions. Those children were asking: "Why are we here? What is life all about? Why is there sadness and injustice?" All those deep questions. Those children were sad because they didn't have the answers. They were searching.“

—  Margaret Keane

1999, Cited by Amy M. Spindler
Kontext: Gradually it dawned on me that I was painting my own inner emotions. Those children were asking: "Why are we here? What is life all about? Why is there sadness and injustice?" All those deep questions. Those children were sad because they didn't have the answers. They were searching.

„It was the eyes that did it. [timid giggle] I liked the way he painted eyes and he liked mine.“

—  Margaret Keane

Stated at a time when Margaret Keane was still going along with the fraud that her husband was the painter of the Big Eyed waifs.
Cited by Jane Howard, " The Man Who Paints Those Big Eyes: The Phenomenal Success of Walter Keane https://books.google.com/books?id=WFMEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA39," LIFE 59, no. 9 (27 August 1965), p. 45.
1965, Cited by Jane Howard

„And Margaret, uh, has done a lot of experimenting in her work. I think, probably, no artist has experimented the way Margaret has.“

—  Margaret Keane

This statement was made before the public learned that Margaret, and not Walter, was the painter of the Big Eyed waifs.
Interviewed https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WgStC6fvtM by Gary E. Park (circa 1964).
Walter Keane

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