Barry Smith

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Barry Smith

Art

Also known as Barry Windsor-Smith

Nationality: British

Birth Place: UK

Biography:
Barry Windsor-Smith studied for three years at the London art school, where he graduated with degrees in Industrial Design and Illustration. In 1967, his first work was published: pinups for British Marvel. In 1968, he created 'X-Men' #53, published at Marvel Comics. He was the original artist on 'Conan the Barbarian' at Marvel Comics (1970-1973). He did the artwork and writing on various Marvel titles including 'The Avengers', 'Daredevil', 'Dr. Strange', 'Fantastic Four', 'Iron Man', 'Machine Man', 'The X-Men' and others. He is the creator, writer and artist of 'Weapon X' at Marvel. He is the founder, owner, and sole artist for The Gorblimey Press, and creative director of Valiant Comics. At Valiant, he wrote and drew 'Archer and Armstrong', 'Eternal Warrior' and 'Solar and Unity'. He co-created 'Rune' at Malibu Comics and was the artist of 'WildStorm Rising' #1 at Image Comics. He founded the Windsor-Smith Studio. His work brings together influences from various people and eras: Jack Kirby, The Pre-Raphaelites, Alphonse Mucha, Gustav Klimt, Shakespeare, Dickens, Harold Pinter, The Beatles, and Jimi Hendrix. His work hasn't been limited to comics - he also works as a painter, designer, illustrator, art director for films ('The Hand' with Oliver Stone), publisher and teacher of classical drawing. His latest work is 'BWS: OPUS', an autobiography and art retospective consisting of five volumes.


 

Barry Smith Original Art Values Sold at Auction

ItemRealized
Barry Smith Conan the Barbarian #9 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1971)
Barry Smith Conan the Barbarian #9 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1971)....
Lot 92304
Auction 7097
Saturday, August 9, 2014
$89,625.00
Barry Smith Conan the Barbarian #4 "The Tower of the Elephant" Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1971)
Barry Smith Conan the Barbarian #4 "The Tower of the Elephant" Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1971)....
Lot 92354
Auction 7084
Saturday, November 23, 2013
$87,235.00
Barry Smith Conan the Barbarian #8 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1971)
Barry Smith Conan the Barbarian #8 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1971)....
Lot 93236
Auction 7141
Saturday, November 19, 2016
$59,750.00
Barry Smith, Tom Sutton, and Tom Palmer Conan the Barbarian #8 Splash Page 1 Original Art (Marvel, 1971)
Barry Smith, Tom Sutton, and Tom Palmer Conan the Barbarian #8 Splash Page 1 Original Art (Marvel, 1971)....
Lot 92243
Auction 7152
Saturday, November 21, 2015
$38,240.00
Barry Smith Marvel Comics Presents #78 Splash Page 4 Original Art (Marvel, 1991)
Barry Smith Marvel Comics Presents #78 Splash Page 4 Original Art (Marvel, 1991)....
Lot 91260
Auction 7104
Saturday, February 21, 2015
$31,070.00

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