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.

History

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]

She 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 an unknown eye disease[3] that has since made her visually disabled. She "works around" her condition by using magnifying glasses and digital canvases.[2] When asked about her disability's impact on her art, she said: "[T]here have been times over the past four years when I felt that I couldn’t keep creating, but I’ve always found a way to get back again—I think creating is my default mode, and no matter how hard creating may be, not creating always ends up being harder!"[2]

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Published Artwork

Cover art

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Interviews

References

  1. "Acuarelas innumerables: Entrevista a Jenny Dolfen" in Dragón Verde 10
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 The Art of Middle-earth: The Elves, Fëanoreans, and Glücksdrachen of Jenny Dolfen on tor.com (accessed 16 July 2023)
  3. Jenny Dolfen, "This Hither Shore" on goldseven.wordpress.com (accessed 17 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)