Burne Hogarth

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Hogarth at San Diego Comic Con 1982

Burne Hogarth (born December 25, 1911 in Chicago , † January 28, 1996 in Paris ) was an American comic artist .

As the successor to Hal Foster , who drew the strip since 1928/29, he is considered the best Tarzan illustrator. The special feature of its version is the great dynamism of the lines. Andreas C. Knigge sees strong recourse to Expressionism in his style .

Hogarth's first Tarzan Sunday page appeared on May 9, 1937. With interruptions (1945-47) he worked on it until 1950, to publish two Tarzan books again in 1972 and 1976.

In 1947 he and others founded the School of Visual Arts in New York , in which many life-size nudes were created. These nudes, often drawn from extreme perspectives, formed the basis of the textbooks he published.

Other works

  • Drago (1945)
  • Miracle Jones (1947/48)
  • "Dynamic Anatomy" (textbooks, 1958 ff.)
  • "Dynamic Figure Drawing" (1970) (German figure drawing made easy, 1991)


  • Andreas C. Knigge: Comics. From mass paper to media adventure . Rowohlt, Reinbek 1996. pp. 67f.

Web links

Commons : Burne Hogarth  - Album with pictures, videos and audio files