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'''Greg Hildebrandt''' (born [[23 January|January 23]], [[1939]]) and '''Tim Hildebrandt''' (January 23, [[1939]] – [[11 June|June 11]], [[2006]]), twin borthers, are recognized artists in the world of [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]]-inspired art. Other art includes the original poster art of ''[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Star_Wars:_The_Art_of_the_Brothers_Hildebrandt Star Wars]'' and over a hundred ''[http://marvel.wikia.com/wiki/Hildebrandt_Brothers/Gallery Marvel Masterpieces]'', including ''Swimsuit Specials''. Being twins, they paint together, or in shifts, dependent of the time they have for a piece of art.
'''Brothers Hildebrandt''' (1939-?) are a team of twin brothers, Greg and Tim Hildebrandt who have illustrated numerous [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]]-inspired pieces of art. Their first breakthrough was when they were signed on to illustrate the 1976 Ballantine calendar based on [[The Lord of the Rings]]. They continued illustrating the calendars for two years, their 1978 calendar sold over a million copies, a record. Throughout the decades continued to work on their illustrations related to Arda among other prospects. In 2001 they released the most complete collection of Hildebrandt art in one book, known as [[Greg and Tim Hildebrandt, The Tolkien Years]]. Following the release of the collection they began to reissue their popular Tolkien Calendars starting in 2002.
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==The Lord of the Rings==
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[[Image:Greg Hildebrandt.jpg|thumb|150px|right|Greg Hildebrandt]]
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After seeing [[The J.R.R. Tolkien Calendar 1975|a Tolkien calendar]] with [[Tim Kirk]]'s art, they responded to a call for artists by [[Ballantine Books|Ballantine]]. Their art was well-liked, and they were commissioned to illustrate the [[1976 J.R.R. Tolkien Calendar|1976 Ballantine calendar]].  
  
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More calendars followed: [[1977 J.R.R. Tolkien Calendar|1977]], [[1978 J.R.R. Tolkien Calendar|1978]] - and they sold a record one million calendars. They moved their scope to other large projects, but kept producing Tolkien artwork. In [[2001]], ''[[Greg and Tim Hildebrandt: The Tolkien Years]]'' was published by Greg's son, Gregory Jr. Following the release of this collection, Ballantine began to reissue their popular Tolkien Calendars starting in [[The Brothers Hildebrandt 2002 Calendar|2002]].
* [[:Category:Images by Brothers Hildebrandt|Images by Brothers Hildebrandt]]
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After a struggle with diabetes, Tim Hildebrandt passed away on [[11 June|June 11]], [[2006]].
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==Published artwork==
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* [[1976]] - ''[[1976 J.R.R. Tolkien Calendar|Tolkien Calendar]]''
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* [[1977]] - ''[[1977 J.R.R. Tolkien Calendar|Tolkien Calendar]]''
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* [[1978]] - ''[[1978 J.R.R. Tolkien Calendar|Tolkien Calendar]]''
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* [[1979]] - ''[[The Art of the Brothers Hildebrandt]]''
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* [[1985]] - ''[[From Tolkien to Oz]]'' (by William McGuire)
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* [[2001]] - ''[[Greg and Tim Hildebrandt: The Tolkien Years]]''
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* [[2001]] - ''[[J.R.R. Tolkien: Architect of Middle Earth]]'' (by Daniel Grotta)
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* [[2002]] - ''[[The Brothers Hildebrandt 2002 Calendar|Tolkien Calendar]]
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* [[2003]] - ''[[The Tolkien Artwork of Greg and Tim Hildebrandt Postcard Calendar 2003|Postcard Calendar]]
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* [[2004]] - ''[[The Tolkien Art of the Brothers Hildebrandt 2004 Calendar|Tolkien Calendar]]''
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* [[2005]] - ''[[The Tolkien Art of the Brothers Hildebrandt 2005 Calendar|Tolkien Calendar]]''
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* [[2005]] - ''[[The Tolkien Art of the Brothers Hildebrandt 2005 Calendar (mini)|Tolkien Calendar (mini)]]''
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* [[2006]] - ''[[The Tolkien art of the Brothers Hildebrandt 2006 Calendar|Tolkien Calendar]].
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==Awards==
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* [[1992]] - '''[http://www.worldfantasy.org/awards/1992.html World Fantasy Award]''', Best Artist (Tim Hildebrandt).
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==See also==
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* [[:Category:Images by The Brothers Hildebrandt|Images by the Brothers Hildrebrandt]]
  
 
== External Links ==
 
== External Links ==
* [http://www.brothershildebrandt.com/ Official website]
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* '''[http://www.brothershildebrandt.com/ Official Website]'''
 
* [http://www.spiderwebart.com/ Spiderweb Art] (Official online store)
 
* [http://www.spiderwebart.com/ Spiderweb Art] (Official online store)
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* [http://www.spiderwebart.com/TimHildebrandt61206.html The Tim Hildebrandt Memorial]
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* [http://www.hvatv.com/2008/07/issue-4-greg-hildebrandt.html Video interview with Greg] at [http://www.hvatv.com/ HVAtv.com]
  
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[[Category:Artists|Hildebrandt, The Brothers]]
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[[Category:American people|Hildebrandt, The Brothers]]
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[[Category:People by name|Hildebrandt, The Brothers]]

Revision as of 16:31, 23 October 2012

Tim Hildebrandt

Greg Hildebrandt (born January 23, 1939) and Tim Hildebrandt (January 23, 1939June 11, 2006), twin borthers, are recognized artists in the world of Tolkien-inspired art. Other art includes the original poster art of Star Wars and over a hundred Marvel Masterpieces, including Swimsuit Specials. Being twins, they paint together, or in shifts, dependent of the time they have for a piece of art.

The Lord of the Rings

Greg Hildebrandt

After seeing a Tolkien calendar with Tim Kirk's art, they responded to a call for artists by Ballantine. Their art was well-liked, and they were commissioned to illustrate the 1976 Ballantine calendar.

More calendars followed: 1977, 1978 - and they sold a record one million calendars. They moved their scope to other large projects, but kept producing Tolkien artwork. In 2001, Greg and Tim Hildebrandt: The Tolkien Years was published by Greg's son, Gregory Jr. Following the release of this collection, Ballantine began to reissue their popular Tolkien Calendars starting in 2002.

After a struggle with diabetes, Tim Hildebrandt passed away on June 11, 2006.

Published artwork

Awards

See also

External Links