19 June 2006

death of Tim Hildebrandt

I think the brothers Hildebrandt, Greg and Tim, defined the look of high fantasy for readers of my generation more than any other illustrators. Like many others, I first encountered their work in the context of Tolkien. Later Greg illustrated an edition of The Wizard of Oz.

Tim Hildebrandt died on 11 June of the effects of diabetes. The brothers' Spiderwebart Gallery website now contains a memorial page with photos from their childhood, as well as many prints.

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