One half of the famous “Hildebrandt brothers” (noted fantasy artists) passed away Sunday, June 11 at the age of 67.
Sad to hear. I was a big fan of their fantasy art when I was growing up. Their Tolkien work is how I first imagined Middle Earth.
Interesting, they did the 1st “Star Wars” poster (buff Luke w/ light saber over head, Leia showing leg)
Somewhere I might still have and old late 70’s Lord of the Ring Calendar by them.
I think they did the original artwork in the Sword of Shannara.
I liked their work quite a bit when I was young. I was surprised to see he was 67 already. I did not think the Brothers were that old.
Whoa, looking through the gallery, they did quite a bit of Star Wars art, including illustrations for Shadows of the Empire! I used quite a few of their illustrations back when I was an icon artist for the Jedi Council boards.
I happily own a CHILDREN’s retelling of Bram Stoker’s DRACULA illustrated by them… perfection!