“Big Eyes” Artist Dies in Napa; Age 94

Margaret Keane attends the "Big Eyes" premiere at the Museum of Modern Art on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

An artist famous for her “big eyes” paintings has died. The work of Margaret Keane appeared in millions of homes and galleries throughout the 1960’s, and often featured sad children with big doleful eyes. For years, her husband Walter Keane had taken credit for the paintings. In 1986, Margaret Keane won a defamation suit against her former husband, and proved in court that she was the actual artist behind the paintings. A movie about her story came out in 2014, called “Big Eyes.” Margaret Keane died Sunday in Napa, California at the age of 94.