In Memory of Tim Hildebrandt
July 1, 2006 6:26 pm
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.
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.
My heart and prayers go out to the Hildebrandt family. The fun and beauty through the art Tim and Greg brought to the young and old alike will live on forever. Greg, I pray that you will find the strength to continue to use this most awesome gift you have been given. God Bless you all, Jan
Our world is a more beautiful place thanks to people like Tim Hildebrandt. Tim's life made a positive difference in the lives of so many, myself included. May the family take some small comfort in the fact that Tim was truly an inspiration. Remembering one who has passed, Cat
I was shocked and saddened to see this article. I've long been an admirer of the fantasy art created by both the Hildebrandt brothers. My thoughts and prayers are with the family, it is the end of a marvelous collaboration but hopefully we haven't seen the last of the gift they were both given.
Their art was brought to me by Star Wars and has amazed me ever since. Now we can hope that Tim's view of heaven will guide Greg's talents and show us all, what we have to look forward to. May God bless and keep the Hildebrandt family surrounded by love. Namaste
We are very sorry for your loss, the world has lost someone very special. The Hildebrandt brothers artwork is found throughout our home, in books, posters, and trading cards. I have passed this love for their art to my daughter and son. We will miss him.
I share with a heavy heart the loss of a great person and friend and one of the most inspirational artist I have come to know greatly. Tim always Challenged himself and pushed passed his limits.He had many ideas of what success ment to him and never let that success change the type of person he made of himself.My prayers are with the Hildebrandt Family and know that Tim will always be with them and with all artists as each have a special connection with this artist .