Hal Foster

Hal Foster

Art

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

Item Realized
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 #4 Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 3-6-37 (King Features Syndicate, 1937).... (Total: 2...
Hal Foster Prince Valiant #4 Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 3-6-37 (King Features Syndicate, 1937).... (Total: 2 Original Art)
Lot 91077
Auction 7169
Saturday, November 18, 2017
$47,800.00
Hal Foster Prince Valiant #1558 Sunday Comic Strip Panel Original Art dated 12-18-66 (King Features Syndicate, 196
Hal Foster Prince Valiant #1558 Sunday Comic Strip Panel Original Art dated 12-18-66 (King Features Syndicate, 196...
Lot 13060
Auction 121747
Sunday, November 19, 2017
$1,314.50
Hal Foster Prince Valiant: An American Epic Volumes 1-3 Limited Edition Books (Manuscript Press, 1982-93).... (Total: 3...
Hal Foster Prince Valiant: An American Epic Volumes 1-3 Limited Edition Books (Manuscript Press, 1982-93).... (Total: 3 Items)
Lot 13707
Auction 121747
Sunday, November 19, 2017
$657.25

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Hal Foster Prince Valiant Related Books Group of 10 (Various Publishers, 1940s-60s).... (10)
Hal Foster Prince Valiant Related Books Group of 10 (Various Publishers, 1940s-60s).... (10)

Auction 121804
Sunday, January 28, 2018
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Hal Foster - "Ah, Memory Lane!" Prince Valiant Illustration Original Art (undated).... (1)
Hal Foster - "Ah, Memory Lane!" Prince Valiant Illustration Original Art (undated).... (1)

Auction 7177
Saturday, February 24, 2018
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Hal Foster Prince Valiant #646 Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 6-26-49 (King Features Syndicate, 1949).... (1)
Hal Foster Prince Valiant #646 Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 6-26-49 (King Features Syndicate, 1949).... (1)

Auction 7177
Saturday, February 24, 2018
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Hal Foster Prince Valiant #1278 Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 8-6-61 (King Features Syndicate, 1961).... (1)
Hal Foster Prince Valiant #1278 Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 8-6-61 (King Features Syndicate, 1961).... (1)

Auction 7177
Saturday, February 24, 2018
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Hal Foster Prince Valiant #692 Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 5-14-50 (King Features Syndicate, 1950).... (1)
Hal Foster Prince Valiant #692 Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 5-14-50 (King Features Syndicate, 1950).... (1)

Auction 7177
Saturday, February 24, 2018
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