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'''Brothers Hildebrandt''' are a team of twin brothers, '''Greg''' (born 1939) and '''Tim Hildebrandt''' (1939 – 2006), 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 J.R.R. Tolkien Calendar|1976 Ballantine calendar]] based on [[The Lord of the Rings]]. They continued illustrating the calendars for two years, their [[1978 J.R.R. Tolkien Calendar|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, ''[[Greg and Tim Hildebrandt, The Tolkien Years]]''. Following the release of the collection they began to reissue their popular Tolkien Calendars starting with [[The Brothers Hildebrandt 2002 Calendar]].
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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.
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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]].  
  
'''[[Tim Hildebrandt]]''' recently passed away due to complications related to diabetes.
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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]].
  
View their [[:Category:Images by Brothers Hildebrandt|gallery]].
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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]'''
 
* '''[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