Garé Barks

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Margaret Wynnfred Barks , better known as Garé Barks ( born Margaret Wynnfred Williams , born December 6, 1917 in Hilo , Hawaii , † March 10, 1993 in Grants Pass , Oregon ), was an American landscape painter .


Garé, who was born without her left forearm, grew up as an architect's daughter in Hawaii, but fled with her family to southern California after the attack on Pearl Harbor . In the early 1950s she started with the comic artist and author Carl Barks , inking his drawings, i.e. tracing them with black ink.

In 1954 she married Barks, for whom it was the third marriage. Until his retirement, she continued to pursue her previous occupation and sometimes also salvaged his comics. In 1983 the childless couple moved back to the home of Carl Barks in Oregon in the city of Grants Pass.

In the last years of her life, Garé Barks suffered from lupus erythematosus . Her condition worsened in the early 1990s, and she was cared for by her husband, who was 16 years older, until she died on March 10, 1993 at the age of 75. Her husband survived her for another seven years and died in the summer of 2000 at the age of 100. He had immortalized his wife several times in comics, including 1958 in the story "Christmas in Duckburg".

Garé Barks found her final resting place in Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery in Grants Pass.

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Individual evidence

  1. ^ Garé Barks in the Find a Grave database . Accessed July 19, 2019.