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Walter Lantz - Dean of American Animation

Walter Benjamin Lantz, born on April 27, 1899, was an American cartoonist, animator, film producer, and director.  Walter was best known for founding Walter Lantz Productions and creating Woody Woodpecker.  Mr. Lantz was known as the “Dean of American Animation”.

While working as an auto mechanic Lantz got his first break. A wealthy customer named Fred Kafka liked his drawings on the garage's bulletin board and financed Lantz's studies at the Art Students League of New York. Kafka also helped him land a job as a copy boy at the New York American, owned by William Randolph Hearst. Lantz worked at the newspaper and attended art school at night.

Woody Woodpecker cartoons were first broadcast on television in 1957 under the title “The Woody Woodpecker Show”, which featured Walter Lantz cartoons.  Woody has a motion picture star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on 7000 Hollywood Boulevard.  Woody Woodpecker and friends are also icons and mascots at the Universal Studios Theme Parks worldwide.

Woody Woodpecker Triple Self Portrait

Woody Woodpeckers Triple Self Portrait - Walter Lantz

  • Description: "Triple Self Portrait” is a hand painted oilgraph based upon the original painting, and hand signed by the internationally acclaimed artist, Walter Lantz.
  • Edition Number: 22/50
  • Dimensions: 18” x 24”
  • Framed Dimensions: 31.5” x 25.5”
  • Price: $22,500.00
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Woody Woodpecker- Fishing By The Sea

Woody Woodpecker - Fishing By The Sea - Walter Lantz

  • Description: "Fishing By The Sea” is an original one-of-kind oil painting on canvas board, hand signed by the internationally acclaimed artist, Walter Lantz.
  • Dimensions: 10” x 12”
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Woody Woodpecker-Woody Duking it Out

Woody Woodpecker - Woody Duking it Out - Walter Lantz

  • Description: "Woody Duking it Out” is an original one-of-kind oil painting on artist board, hand signed by the internationally acclaimed artist, Walter Lantz.
  • Dimensions: 16” x 20”
  • Price: $42,000
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