Margaret Keane: Mother of Big-Eye Art
Who is the mother of big-eye art? Margaret Keane, of course! Her poignant paintings, mass produced as prints in the 1960s and '70s, captured the hearts of the masses and are popular once again.
The Wild Cat Big Eye Girl Margaret Keane 1960s | Etsy
This is a vintage 1960's Margaret Keane reproduction lithograph print. Title: The Wildcat, 1959. I removed it from a 1960's portfolio art book and it has been trimmed slightly. This is a quality lithograph that measures 9-1/2" x 12-1/2" page, to be framed. In wonderful condition, it has been protected by a tissue paper overlay for 50 years!
Margaret Keane: The Big Eyes are Mine
Keane Big Eyed Art postcard - In the Garden. Call it Big Eyed Art, or talk about the Sad Eyes Children, the Wide Eyed Waifs, or the Doe Eyed Orphans, it’s the genre that originated with the art of Margaret Keane and that was at its height of popularity in the 1960’s and 1970’s. Frowned upon by the ‘serious’ art community but loved by many. Margaret Keane is the Queen of Big Eyed Art. Her work and the big eyed art movement have been rediscovered by a new generation and have once again become…
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Margaret’s art gained wide favor and started a big-eyed movement in the early 60s, influencing a large crop of big-eyed artist such as Lee, Gig, Maio, Ozz Franca, Igor Pantuhoff, and Eve.