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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 Dam Disaster at Money Lake Preliminary Artwork Illustration Original Art and Always Another Rainb
Carl Barks Dam Disaster at Money Lake Preliminary Artwork Illustration Original Art and Always Another Rainb...
Lot 14014
Auction 121808
Sunday, February 25, 2018
$382.40
Carl Barks - Workhorse Preliminary Artwork Original Art (undated)
Carl Barks - Workhorse Preliminary Artwork Original Art (undated)....
Lot 14013
Auction 121808
Sunday, February 25, 2018
$131.45

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ItemCurrent Bid or Price
Carl Barks Long Ben, Arch Pirate Illustration Original Art, Personal Correspondence, and Ephemera Group Lot (1978)
Carl Barks Long Ben, Arch Pirate Illustration Original Art, Personal Correspondence, and Ephemera Group Lot (1978)...
Lot 93025
Auction 7187
Friday, May 11, 2018
$550.00
Carl Barks Dude Ranch Do-Si-Do Illustration Donald Duck and Daisy Duck Original Art (1997)
Carl Barks Dude Ranch Do-Si-Do Illustration Donald Duck and Daisy Duck Original Art (1997)....
Lot 93026
Auction 7187
Friday, May 11, 2018
$550.00
"Whoa, I See Money" Scrooge McDuck Ceramic Art Tile Artist's Proof Signed by Carl Barks (Walt Disney, 1995)...
"Whoa, I See Money" Scrooge McDuck Ceramic Art Tile Artist's Proof Signed by Carl Barks (Walt Disney, 1995). ... (1)

Auction 121821
Sunday, May 27, 2018
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