Barks only made one to-order
naturalistic painting, Last Days at an
Old School (oil on masonite), which was
ordered by a graduating class at the San Jacinto
High school. They established a fund and scouted
the San Jacinto area for a suitable artist. After
several interviews they decided on Carl Barks who
proudly unveiled the painting in October of 1968.
He was paid 300 dollars for the job - a sum
that made me feel like an overpaid Picasso,
he later stated.
The painting was later sold and almost 40 years
later it has an estimated value of between 4,000
and 7,000 dollars.