Hal Foster

Art

Hal Foster

Art

Also known as Harold Foster; Foster, Harold; Harold Rudolph Foster; Foster, Harold Rudolph

Nationality: Canadian-American

Birth Place: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Biography:
Hal Foster (Canadian-American, 1892-1982): is regarded as the father of illustrational action-adventure cartooning. Originally trained as an illustrator, Foster broke into the comic strip field on January 7, 1929 with his landmark work on the Tarzan feature. In 1936, Foster created his own epic feature, Prince Valiant, and wrote and drew the saga until the May 16, 1971 Sunday. All told, Foster drew an estimated 1,764 Prince Valiant episodes, each a magnificent example of comic strip art. After handing over the finished art chores to John Cullen Murphy, Foster still continued to write, create layouts, and color the strip for nine more years. On February 10, 1980, the last Prince Valiant strip written by Foster saw print, and it was an end of an era. Foster's work has inspired countless cartoonists including Jack Kirby, Lou Fine, Frank Frazetta, Al Williamson, Joe Kubert, Russ Manning, and many others


 

Hal Foster Original Art Values Sold at Auction

ItemRealized
Hal Foster Prince Valiant Sunday Comic Strip #112 Original Art dated 4-2-39 (King Features Syndicate, 1939
Hal Foster Prince Valiant Sunday Comic Strip #112 Original Art dated 4-2-39 (King Features Syndicate, 1939...
Lot 92029
Auction 7066
Saturday, November 17, 2012
$65,725.00
Hal Foster Prince Valiant Sunday Comic Strip #523 Original Art dated 2-16-47 (King Features Syndicate, 1947)
Hal Foster Prince Valiant Sunday Comic Strip #523 Original Art dated 2-16-47 (King Features Syndicate, 1947)....
Lot 92010
Auction 7136
Saturday, May 30, 2015
$54,970.00
Hal Foster Prince Valiant Sunday Comic Strip #241 Original Art dated 9-21-41 (King Features Syndicate, 1941)
Hal Foster Prince Valiant Sunday Comic Strip #241 Original Art dated 9-21-41 (King Features Syndicate, 1941)....
Lot 92120
Auction 7158
Saturday, February 25, 2017
$40,630.00
Hal Foster Prince Valiant Sunday Comic Strip #136 Original Art dated 9-17-39 (King Features Syndicate, 1939).... (Total:...
Hal Foster Prince Valiant Sunday Comic Strip #136 Original Art dated 9-17-39 (King Features Syndicate, 1939).... (Total: 2 Items)
Lot 92087
Auction 7087
Saturday, February 22, 2014
$38,837.50
Hal Foster Prince Valiant #250 Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 11-23-41 (King Features Syndicate, 1941)
Hal Foster Prince Valiant #250 Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 11-23-41 (King Features Syndicate, 1941)....
Lot 92005
Auction 7137
Saturday, May 14, 2016
$35,850.00

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