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Posted 10 months ago

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Manikin
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MDH Keane Postcard circa 1963 . Title of original painting " The Living Doll"
stamped in left corner with her name and back describes the card

Margaret D. H. Keane was born 1927 in Tennessee, and attributes her deep respect for the Bible and inspirations of her artwork to the relationship with her grandmother. She later became one of Jehovah's Witnesses, which she claimed changed her life for the better

In the 1960s, Margaret Keane's artwork was sold under the name of her husband, Walter Keane, who claimed credit for her work. Conflict over that issue was cited as one of the reasons they divorced. The Keanes' 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 Margaret, 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, and becoming one of Jehovah's Witnesses, her paintings took on a happier, brighter style. Her website now advertises her work as having "tears of joy" or "tears of happiness".

Keane is a fixture in popular culture. Some of her well-known fans over the years have included actresses Joan Crawford and Natalie Wood, whose portraits she painted; 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. Keane".

Dolls are often referred to large eye Keane face and these large eye dolls are very collectible she did not produce any but several companies started making dolls with those big sad eye's she made famous .
Last photo is Lisa Marie and the painting M. Keane did of her and her dog :-)

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  1. Manikin Manikin, 10 months ago
    Thank you Geo :-))))) Much appreciated
  2. Manikin Manikin, 10 months ago
    Thank you vetraio50 :-) much appreciated !**
  3. kerry10456 kerry10456, 10 months ago
    nice story to go along, very interesting
  4. Manikin Manikin, 10 months ago
    Thank you Kerry :- ) She was a important person in art field ,which inspired making of dolls those with big eyes . Her work is easily recognized by the eyes . I love she proved to judge she was the painter not her husband who wanted her fame :-) Thank you ! xoxo
  5. kerry10456 kerry10456, 10 months ago
    Thanks again Mani, I learned something new this morning, I'll have to keep my eyes open for things related to this now. One of the reasons I think so highly of this forum, the education I get without the hassle of a classroom :-)
  6. walksoftly walksoftly, 10 months ago
    What Kerry said exactly, I don't know how he knew what I was going to say:-))
  7. kerry10456 kerry10456, 10 months ago
    walksoftly we have ESP, meaning we are "Extra Special People" ;-)
  8. walksoftly walksoftly, 10 months ago
    That we are;-)
  9. Manikin Manikin, 10 months ago
    Thank you to my 2 Extra Special People" ;-) Kerry and Bro . I like Kerry's definition of ESP it suits you both and CW Folks :-)
  10. Manikin Manikin, 10 months ago
    Here is one of many dolls named after her painting
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-OLD-1960-SUSIE-BIG-SAD-EYES-DOLL-FUN-WORLD-GOTHIC-KEANE-STYLE-PRE-BLYTHE-/231052898714?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item35cbd3719a
  11. rniederman rniederman, 10 months ago
    Great story. - Rob
  12. Manikin Manikin, 10 months ago
    Thank you Rob :-) I appreciate your comment and always glad to see you :-)
  13. walksoftly walksoftly, 10 months ago
    It suits you to Sis;-)
    I found a picture online of Tim Burton & Lisa Marie together with the painting. I can see why her work would appeal to him.
  14. Manikin Manikin, 10 months ago
    Can you put up the link Bro ?????
  15. walksoftly walksoftly, 10 months ago
    Sent you an email with the image.
  16. Manikin Manikin, 10 months ago
    Last photo is Lisa Marie and the painting M. Keane did of her and her dog :-) Thank you Bro it is posted :-)))))))
  17. walksoftly walksoftly, 10 months ago
    You're very welcome Sis, glad to help.
  18. Manikin Manikin, 10 months ago
    Thank you pickr and inky:-))
  19. Manikin Manikin, 10 months ago
    Thank you kerry,official,aghcollect,mikelv,smiata,leah,rniederman,Phil,fluffy ,moon and sean :-))))) Many thanks to you all for the love
  20. Manikin Manikin, 9 months ago
    Thank you petey and official :- ) Much appreciated !
  21. Manikin Manikin, 9 months ago
    Thank you sara ! I appreciated the love :-) and I always enjoy your posts too !
  22. Manikin Manikin, 9 months ago
    Thank you Agram.m :-) I appreciate the love and keep your beautiful jewelry coming it is just gorgeous !
  23. Manikin Manikin, 8 months ago
    Thank you fluffy ! :-)

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