Margaret Keane
Margaret Keane
Celebrated Name: Margaret Keane
Real Name/Full Name: Margaret D. H. Keane
Gender: Female
Age: 96 years old
Birth Date: 15 September 1927
Birth Place: Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.65 m
Weight: 60 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Dan McGuire (m. 1970–1983), Walter Keane (m. 1955–1965), Frank Ulbrich (m. 1948–1955)
Children: Yes (Jane Ulbrich)
Profession: Artist
Net Worth in 2024: $4 million
Last Updated: June 2024

Margaret Keane- you might not have heard this name before if you’re not an art lover. Yes, Margaret Keane is not a film star nor a sports personality, model, or a musician. Then, who she is and why we’re talking about her net worth? Right? Well, read on to know all about her.

Maybe you know about Margaret Keane very well But do you know how old and tall is she, and what is her net worth in 2024? If you do not know, We have prepared this article about details of Margaret Keane’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early life

Born as Peggy Doris Hawkins in 1927 in Nashville, Tennessee, US, Margaret Keane is a well-known American artist or call it in a better term a ‘painter.’ She is popular for her painstaking paintings of doe-eyed characters. When Margaret was a child, unfortunately, she lost her eardrum in a mastoid operation. After that, she had to understand the people by observing their emotions and body language.

This eventually made her an exceptional observer, and it can be seen in her paintings. She started capturing the emotions in her paintings and depicted them as the life-like portraits. Margaret didn’t complete her education like other kids. She was interested in art, so she attended the Traphagen School of Design and learned painting professionally.

Personal Life

The lady, who captures the emotions in her paintings, is quite straightforward when it comes to her love life. So far, Margaret has married thrice, out of which two marriages ended with a divorce. She first married Frank Richard Ulbrich in 1948. The couple had one daughter, and they separated in 1955. The same year itself, she married Walter Keane, and the couple remained together for ten years before getting the divorce in 1965. Then, she married sportswriter Dan McGuire in 1970.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 15 September 1927, Margaret Keane is 96 years old as of today’s date 17th June 2024. Her height is 1.65 m. Tall, and weight is 60 kg.


Margaret grew the passion for painting from the very early age. In fact, she was just ten years old when she painted her first painting. That painting was of two girls, and she gifted it to her grandmother. After learning the art professionally, she started her career by painting clothes and baby cribs. She had also painted a few great paintings, but she had kept them in her home only.

Then her then-husband Water Keane started selling those paintings in the market, and soon, those paintings impressed the people all around, and Margaret started making millions for her every single painting. However, her husband Water Keane cheated her and sold all those paintings under his name, taking all attributions.

Margaret was not aware of the fact, and when she came to know about this, she claimed to be the real creator of paintings. She sued her husband, and this case created a lot of fuss. Eventually, Margaret was declared as the real creator of those paintings, and she was even compensated $4 million for the damages. In her peak days, she has been commissioned to paint many Hollywood personalities, including Jennifer Nicholson’s, Robert L. Brown, Walter Johnson, Joe Perry, and many more. In 2014, there was a film named ‘Big Eyes’ also been made on Margaret, and the film was a smash hit at the box-office.

Awards & Achievements

Being an acclaimed artist, Margaret won many awards, achievements, and accolades. She received the lifetime achievement award at L.A. Awards. She also maintains an art gallery in San Francisco, which is said to be the largest collection of Margaret’s art in the whole world.

Net Worth & Salary of Margaret Keane in 2024

Margaret Keane Net Worth
Margaret Keane Net Worth

With the fact that Margaret sold her every single painting for millions, you must be assuming a giant net worth of Margaret. Right? Well, you’re right and wrong too. Still, the gorgeous lady boasts a fair net worth of $4 million as of June 2024. At her peak days, she used to give a hard run to any celebrities for the money. But now, she seems to have taken rest from her career. Her net worth is likely to remain the same in the next few years as now she is not much active.

Once Margaret was going through the instability in her personal as well as professional life, but when she ended her abusive marriage with Walter, things landed well for her after that.


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