Artist Margaret Keane, known for her "big eyes" paintings, has died at the age of 94.

Margaret Keane Death

Keane was embroiled in a legal battle over the rights to her work after her husband claimed the credits

Margaret Keane Death

His daughter, Jane Swigert, confirmed his death at home in Napa, Calif., as a result of heart failure.

Margaret Keane Child

Born Peggy Doris Hawkins, she studied design in before finding work painting baby cribs in the 1950s

Margaret Keane Child

He saw his paintings, the saucer-eyed children look sad, and began selling them to comedy clubs, taking credit.

Margaret Keane Painting

After convincing him that this was a more realistic solution, she agreed to the deception

Margaret Keane Painting

In 1960s, painting was ubiquitous, with stars, Dean Martin and Joan Crawford purchasing the originals. 

Margaret Keane Painting

 It must be good. If it were bad, a lot of people wouldn't like it."

Margaret Keane Painting

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