Jenny Dolfen

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Jenny Dolfen
Biographical information
Born1975
StyleWatercolour
ImagesImages by Jenny Dolfen
LocationGermany
Websitehttps://goldseven.wordpress.com/

Jenny Dolfen (born 1975) is a German artist and teacher.

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Dolfen was introduced to Tolkien's works via her mother, who was an avid fan.[1] Her artwork gained notoriety in the early 2000s because it depicted events from The Silmarillion, which was not very common at the time.[2] Dolfen is a regular guest at Tolkien-related events, having spoken at artist panels at The Return of the Ring, Tolkien Thing 2013, and Tolkien 2019. In 2018, she was diagnosed with a rare eye condition that significantly lowers her visual capacity, which has had an impact on her ability to keep creating art.[3] This inspired her to start pursuing digital art in 2021.[4]

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References

  1. "Acuarelas innumerables: Entrevista a Jenny Dolfen" in Dragón Verde 10
  2. The Art of Middle-earth: The Elves, Fëanoreans, and Glücksdrachen of Jenny Dolfen at tor.com (accessed 16 July 2023)
  3. Jenny Dolfen, "This Hither Shore" on goldseven.wordpress.com (accessed 17 July 2023)
  4. Jenny Dolfen, Forth Eorlingas! and other forays into digital art on goldseven.wordpress.com (accessed 16 July 2023)
Illustrators of official Tolkien calendars
Emily Austin (2023) · Pauline Baynes (1973, 1974) · Cor Blok (2011, 2012) · Jemima Catlin (2014) · Jenny Dolfen (2023) · Inger Edelfeldt (1985) · Mary Fairburn (2015) · Roger Garland (1984, 1987, 1988, 1989) · Spiros Gelekas (2023) · Justin Gerard (2023) · Donato Giancola (2023) · Michael Hague (1986) · The Brothers Hildebrandt (1976 US, 1977 US, 1978 US) · John Howe (1987, 1988, 1991, 1995, 1997, 2001, 2013, 2021) · Tove Jansson (2016) · Michael Kaluta (1994) · Tim Kirk (1975) · Alan Lee (1987, 1993, 1999, 2007, 2008, 2013, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2024) · Ted Nasmith (1987, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2009, 2010, 2021, 2022) · Kip Rasmussen (2023) · Darrell Sweet (1982) · J.R.R. Tolkien (1973, 1974, 1976 UK, 1977 UK, 1978 UK, 1979, 2005, 2006, 2017)