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Carl Barks

Carl Barks

Nationality: American

Birth Place: Merrill, Oregon

Biography:
Carl Barks (American, 1901-2000): For the Disney Duck-loving world, it was Carl Barks who exploited the globe-trotting adventures of the Disney Ducks to their fullest, with nearly 500 stories to his credit. His colorful cast of creations includes Scrooge McDuck, Gladstone Gander, Gyro Gearloose , the Junior Woodchucks, the Beagle Boys, Magica De Spell, and Flintheart Glomgold. After Barks eased into his retirement from his heavy workload at Western Publishing, he supplemented his income with oil paintings sold at local art shows. Early subjects included humorous scenes of life on the farm and portraits of Native American princesses. After a few comic book fan/detectives discovered that Barks was the "Good Duck Artist," they commissioned Disney Duck scenes based on Barks' most memorable stories. The popularity and value of these paintings has grown enormously ever since. In 2000, the beloved "Good Duck Artist" died at age 99, only a few months shy of his 100th birthday.

 

Carl Barks Original Art Values Sold at Auction

Item Realized
Carl Barks The Sport of Tycoons Painting Original Art (1974)
Carl Barks The Sport of Tycoons Painting Original Art (1974)....
Lot 92002
Auction 7039
Thursday, November 17, 2011
$262,900
Carl Barks Business as Usual Painting Original Art (1976)
Carl Barks Business as Usual Painting Original Art (1976)....
Lot 92013
Auction 7030
Friday, February 25, 2011
$179,250
Carl Barks Vacation Panel Painting Original Art (1972)
Carl Barks Vacation Panel Painting Original Art (1972)....
Lot 92001
Auction 7033
Friday, May 6, 2011
$179,250
Carl Barks Signed Color Photograph (undated)
Carl Barks Signed Color Photograph (undated). ...
Lot 13767
Auction 121903
Sunday, January 20, 2019
$180.00
Peter Ledger and Carl Barks Uncle Scrooge: His Life and Times Original Art (Celestial Arts, 1981)
Peter Ledger and Carl Barks Uncle Scrooge: His Life and Times Original Art (Celestial Arts, 1981)....
Lot 13008
Auction 121850
Sunday, December 16, 2018
$504.00

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Frank Smith Donald Duck Daily Comic Strip with Uncle Scrooge Original Art, dated 2-2-78 with Carl Barks Signature ... (1...
Frank Smith Donald Duck Daily Comic Strip with Uncle Scrooge Original Art, dated 2-2-78 with Carl Barks Signature ... (1)

Auction 121905
Sunday, February 3, 2019
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Carl Barks "Santa's Christmas Mail" Painting Original Art (1979).... (1)
Carl Barks "Santa's Christmas Mail" Painting Original Art (1979).... (1)

Auction 7204
Saturday, February 23, 2019
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Carl Barks Funnyworld #16 "Student Witch" Cover Painting Original Art (Michael Barrier, 1974).... (1)
Carl Barks Funnyworld #16 "Student Witch" Cover Painting Original Art (Michael Barrier, 1974).... (1)

Auction 7204
Saturday, February 23, 2019
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Carl Barks A Quack Quack Here, a Quack Quack There Original Painting (1970).... (1)
Carl Barks A Quack Quack Here, a Quack Quack There Original Painting (1970).... (1)

Auction 7204
Saturday, February 23, 2019
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Carl Barks First National Bank of Cibola Regular Signed Limited Edition Lithograph (Another Rainbow, 1987).... (2)
Carl Barks First National Bank of Cibola Regular Signed Limited Edition Lithograph (Another Rainbow, 1987).... (2)

Auction 121909
Sunday, March 3, 2019
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