Margaret Keane is a famous artist recognized for her paintings with large eyes. She managed to acquire a sizable wealth. As of 2021, Keane’s net worth is estimated to be over $2.5 million. Nowadays, she lives in her luxury home in Napa County, California. Let’s take a close look on her life and work.
How Did Margaret Keane Get So Rich?
Margaret was born September 15, 1927 in Nashville, Tennessee as Peggy Doris Hawkins. She was led towards art since early childhood and started taking painting lessons at age of ten. Later, she studied at Watkins Art Institute in Nashville as well as Traphagen School Of Design in New York City. But besides top higher education, Keane has also undeniable talent.
For her unique painting style are typical oversized eyes, usual objects of her art are kids. She’s still active today, at her high age of 88 years. Se was influenced by many other artists, including Van Gogh and Picasso. Since her paintings became very popular, she also made a more than decent living out of her passion.
In 2014, biographical movie titled Big Eyes was released. Amy Adams played Margaret Keane and the whole film was directed by Tim Burton. That was an excellent choice. Her first husband was Walter Keane. They were married from 1955 til their divorce in 1964. In 1970, Keane married her second husband Dan McGuire.