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Barbara Remington

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Barbara Remington (23 June 1929 - 23 January 2020) was an American artist. She painted the cover art for Ballantine Books's first paperback editions of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, for which J.R.R. Tolkien expressed dislike.

On 1 November 1967, she sent a letter to Tolkien, explaining that the publisher was trying to get the books out as fast as possible because of competition, which did not give her time to read the books.[1]

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References

  1. Christina Scull and Wayne G. Hammond (2006), The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: I. Chronology, p. 710
Illustrators of The Hobbit
Internal art J.R.R. Tolkien (1937-present) · Eric Fraser (The Folio Society: 1979, 1992-present) · Michael Hague (1984-1992) · David T. Wenzel (graphic novel: 1989-present) · Alan Lee (1997-present) · David Wyatt (1998-2001, 2012-2013) · John Howe (pop-up: 1999) · Jemima Catlin (2013-present)
Cover art only J.R.R. Tolkien (1937-present) · Pauline Baynes (1961) · Roger Garland (1987-1989) · John Howe (1991-present) · Ted Nasmith (1989-1991) · Barbara Remington (1965 US)