The Brothers Hildebrandt
Brothers Hildebrandt are a team of twin brothers, Greg (born 1939) and Tim Hildebrandt (1939 – 2006), who have illustrated numerous 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, 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.
Tim Hildebrandt recently passed away due to complications related to diabetes.
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