Alan Lee is the illustrator of the highly-successful centenary edition of The Lord of the Rings and diamond edition of The Hobbit. He studied graphic design and the depiction of Celtic and Norse myths and has illustrated a wide range of books, including Faeries, Merlin Dreams and Castles, and was conceptual designer for Terry Jones' film Erik the Viking. He was awarded the Kate Greenaway Medal for his illustrated edition of Black Ships Before Troy.
'Alan Lee's artwork has a beauty and lyricism about it. His art
captured what I hoped to capture with the films.'
Praise for the 'Great Tales' trilogy:
'[The Children of Hurin is] the darkest of all Tolkien's tales. Alan Lee's illustrations complement the writing splendidly.'
Times Literary Supllement
'Critical moments are caught [in Beren and Luthien], as
in The Children of Hurin, by Alan Lee's nine outstanding
Times Literary Supplement