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J. R. R. Tolkien: Artist and Illustrator is a collection of paintings and drawings by J. R. R. Tolkien for his stories, published posthumously in 1995. The book was edited by Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull.
The book explores Tolkien's art at length, from his childhood paintings and drawings to his final sketches. At its heart are illustrations for his books, especially his tales of Middle-earth. The pictures Tolkien made for his children, his expressive calligraphy, his love of decoration, and his contributions to the typography and design of his books are also examined throughout the collection.
Behind the scenesEdit
Tolkien was an artist in pictures as well as in words. Though he often remarked that he had no talent for drawing, his art has charmed readers and has been exhibited to large and appreciative audiences. In fact, his talent was far more than he admitted, and his sense of design was natural and keen.