Alan Lee

Alan Lee

Alan Lee is an Academy Award winning, English book illustrator and movie conceptual designer. He was born on August 20, 1947 in Middlesex, England and studied at the Ealing School of Art.

Alan Lee has illustrated several fantasy books, notably several works of J.R.R. Tolkien, such as the centenary edition of The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, and The Children of Húrin. Other books he has illustrated include Faeries (with Brian Froud), Lavondyss by Robert Holdstock (as well as the cover of an early print of this book), The Mabinogion, Castles and Tolkien's Ring (both by David Day), The Mirrorstone by Michael Palin, The Moon's Revenge by Joan Aiken and Merlin Dreams by Peter Dickinson. He has also illustrated Rosemary Sutcliff's adaptations of Iliad and Odyssey (Black Ships Before Troy and The Wanderings of Odysseus.) He has also done a cover painting for Mervyn Peake's Titus Groan. He won the Kate Greenaway Medal for illustration in 1993 for Black Ships Before Troy and the Best Artist Award at the World Fantasy Awards of 1998.

Alan Lee and John Howe were the lead concept artists of Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings movies.


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2004  The Lord of the Rings Sketchbook
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1978  Faeries
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