Anke Eißmann

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Anke Katrin Eißmann
Biographical Information
Born1977 in Dillenburg, Germany
LocationWeimar, Germany

Anke Katrin Eißmann (born 1977) is a German artist and teacher.


Eißmann was introduced to the world of J.R.R. Tolkien in 1991, after watching the Ralph Bakshi animated film. She studied Visual Communication at the Bauhaus University in Weimar and Art & Design at Colchester Institute.[1] Her work had been popular on the Internet for some time when she was asked to attend Tolkien 2005,[2] filling an artists' panel with Alan Lee and Ted Nasmith. That same year, her art was used in Ringers: Lord of the Fans. She has since sat on the artists' panel at The Return of the Ring and Tolkien 2019.[3] Currently, she works as an art teacher for Gymnasien (german secondary schools)[1] and is on the editorial team of Der Flammifer von Westernis, the German Tolkien Society's bi-yearly magazine. [4]


Published artwork

Cover art


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  1. 1.0 1.1 about Anke at (accessed 29 May 2023)
  2. Interview with Anke Eißmann from November 2009, available at the Internet Archive (accessed 29 May 2023)
  3. Illustrating Tolkien Panel on The Tolkien Society's YouTube channel
  4. Der Flammifer von Westernis on (accessed 20 June 2023)