Earlier today, the world lost one of its most popular and beloved artists, Tim Hildebrandt, who made a name for himself with his fantasy and comic book artwork. His brother Greg, part of the legendary Brothers Hildebrandt, has issued the following statement:
June 11, 2006
Tim Hildebrandt has passed away. And, with him, so has an era.
Tim, 67, died today from complications due to diabetes. He is survived
by his mother Germaine, twin brother Greg, sister Janie, wife Rita, son
Charles, nieces Mary and Laura, and nephew Gregory.
Tim was an otherworldly artist. For 47 years, his captivating work
fostered the dreams and fantasies of millions of fans, young and old.
Best known as part of the Brothers Hildebrandt team, Tim's career
transported him to-and through-many worlds. Technically speaking, Tim
and Greg worked side by side. But their work together on such
masterpieces as the original Star Wars poster and 70's J.R.R. Tolkien
calendars proved that their individual talents could coalesce seamlessly
Tim was a wonderful man with a great sense of humor. While he loved and
appreciated all forms of art, he had a particular passion for animation
While he will be greatly missed by all of us who love him, we take
comfort knowing that he will live on in the art that he created.
Anyone wishing to express condolences to Greg Hildebrandt can send them to:
The Spiderwebart Gallery,
5 Waterloo Rd.
Hopatcong, NJ 07843
There's also a nice tribute to Tim Hildebrandt at the Spiderwebart website, for those who want to learn more about the famous creator.