Walter Keane

American plagiarist (1915–2000)

Walter Stanley Keane (October 7, 1915 – December 27, 2000) was an American painter and plagiarist. He became famous in the 1950s[1] for claiming he had painted a series of widely-reproduced paintings depicting vulnerable waifs with enormous eyes. The paintings were in fact painted by his wife Margaret Keane.


  1. Joan Woods (1960). "Painting Keanes Are on the March". Archived from the original on 2014-10-06. Retrieved 2015-02-16.