Margaret Keane, internationally famous artist, was born in Tennessee, achieved international stature as an artist working in San Francisco, lived for many years in Honolulu and has recently returned home to the Bay area.
Paintings by Margaret Keane are in permanent public collections all over the world; the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Madrid; National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo; National Museum of Modern Art, Mexico City; Musee Communal Des beaux-arts, Bruges; Tennessee Fine Arts Museum, Nashville, Tennessee; Brooks Memorial Museum, Memphis, Tennessee; and Hawaii State Capitol, Honolulu.
Private collectors of her work include the late Adlai Stevenson, Generalissimo and Madame Chiang-Kai Shek, Red Skelton, Joan Crawford, Jerry Lewis, the late Natalie Wood, Zsa Zsa Gabor, former San Francisco Mayor George Christopher, Mike Douglas, Mrs. Roy Hofheinz, Kim Novak, Lana Turner, Dion Olivetti, Hugh Downs, and others.
Margaret Keane has had major one-person shows in the Brussels Pavilion at the Brussels World's Fair by special invitation of the Belgian government, Tokyo-American Cultural Center in Tokyo, sponsored by the U.S. State Department, National Museum of Contemporary Art in Madrid, and in galleries in New York, Chicago, Houston, San Francisco, Beverly Hills, Honolulu, and Maui. The artist was named a fellow of the Society of Western Artist after exhibiting in three annual juried shows in the M. H. De Young Memorial Museum in San Francisco.
The Plaza Galleries at the Whistler Resort in British Columbia is proud to be the exclusive representative of Margaret Keane's artwork in Canada.