One man rose to heights of fame he could haveÂ never imagined, but his success story was built on a crumbling foundation.
The Story Begins
The year was 1946. Walter Keane was a young artist who had traveled from America to Europe so he could better refine his painting skills. While on a trip to Berlin, Walter saw something that would alter the course of history…
Poverty Became His Muse
As Walter wandered the streets ofÂ Berlin, a wartorn city ravaged by economic disparity, he stumbled across a group of big-eyed children wrestling over scraps of food on the street. These ragged, desperate urchins with their matted hair and skinny bodies haunted Walter, which is when he claimed his life as a painter truly began…