At a time when Renderosity has experienced the loss of so many of our beloved artists and friends, it is with sad and heavy hearts that we also mourn the loss of legendary artist Tim Hildebrandt. If you would like to post your condolences we encourage you to do so and we will make certain that they are sent along to the Hildebrandt family.
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 into one.
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 and illustration.
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.
"My brother is in my hands, my eyes, my mind, my soul and my art.
He always has been from birth. And he will continue to be."
- Greg Hildebrandt
Anyone wishing to express condolences to Greg Hildebrandt can send them to:
The Spiderwebart Gallery, 5 Waterloo Rd. Hopatcong, NJ 07843
Please take time to visit www.spiderwebart.com for the official memorial to Tim Hildebrandt and to view the extraordinary artwork of the Hildebrandt brothers.