Barbara Remington – RIP

Illustrator Barbara Remington has passed away.

Barbara Remington
June 23, 1929 – January 23, 2020


Artist and illustrator Barbara Remington may be a little off-topic here but
she was the cover artist for my copies of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.

Remington illustrated the original American paperback editions of “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, which Ballantine Books published in the mid-1960s.

In the latter half of my teen years I was the perfect age for Tolkien’s Trilogy, and its The Hobbit prototype, when I scooped up the fantasy.
The boxed set from 50 years ago still retains a treasured spot on my bookshelf.

Like Tolkien, Barbara will be forever linked to The Lord of the Rings; though both did other work.


Rest in Peace BRem.