Tolkien Collector's Guide
By laurel
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Roger Garland

Oct 26, 2017
2017/10/26 11:29:26 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

It is with great sadness to announce that Roger Garland died this morning after a fight with illness.
A superb artist with amazing talents and one of my favourites. Had numerous exchanges over the years.
A sad loss
Oct 26, 2017
2017/10/26 12:05:09 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

laurel wrote:
It is with great sadness to announce that Roger Garland died this morning after a fight with illness.
A superb artist with amazing talents and one of my favourites. Had numerous exchanges over the years.
A sad loss

That is such sad news. All the best to his family and friends.
Oct 26, 2017
2017/10/26 15:37:19 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Roger was one of the very best Tolkien illustrators, that sadly was overlooked after HarperCollins bought Unwin Hyman.

I agree, a sad loss.

For any members who are not aware of him, have a look at these galleries to see examples of his Tolkien artwork.

http://www.lakeside-gallery.com/Sites ... Tolkien-Collection-1.html
http://www.lakeside-gallery.com/Sites ... Tolkien-Collection-2.html
Oct 26, 2017
2017/10/26 17:09:00 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
That is so sad to hear; the world of Tolkien is greatly enriched because of him. Thought I'd share a few covers his work has graced.

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Oct 26, 2017
2017/10/26 17:41:40 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
A sad day indeed - Our thoughts to Linda and the rest of his family.
Oct 26, 2017
2017/10/26 20:44:54 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
This is a real surprise. I had been looking at his drawings & sketches that he drafted up for all those Tolkien covers just the other day. Great, great illustrator.

BH
Oct 27, 2017
2017/10/27 0:47:02 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
A real shame. Fantastic artist. I think it was the 1989 calendar that had his illustrations in, and was a favourite. So much more vibrance and interest than some of the later illustrators.
Oct 27, 2017
2017/10/27 2:40:10 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Beautiful illustrations for sure. So vivid.

May he Rest In Peace. Prayers for his family and friends.
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