Alan Lee

Illustrator

About Alan Lee

ALAN LEE is an English book illustrator and movie conceptual designer. He won the Kate Greenaway Medal for his illustrations to Rosemary Sutcliff's Black Ships Before Troy, which was followed by The Wanderings of Odysseus (both Frances Lincoln). In 1998 he won the Best Artist Award at the World Fantasy Awards. He illustrated the Centenary editions of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings and, more recently, The Children of Húrin (HarperCollins). He went on to transform his vision of Middle Earth from page to celluloid in Peter Jackson's film trilogy The Lord of the Rings, winning an Oscar in 2004 as part of the Art Direction team on The Return of the King. He is now designing the film of The Hobbit. Alan lives in South Devon.

Recent activity

National Share-a-Story Month
Why not read The Iliad by Rosemary Sutcliff. Published by Frances Lincoln Children's Books.
2 years ago
Trojan Horse
On this day 1184 BC, the Greeks entered Troy using the Trojan Horse. What better time than now to read Black Ships Before Troy by Rosemary Sutcliff and Alan Lee from Frances Lincoln Children's Books.
2 years ago
International Children's Book Day
A classic story to celebrate International Children's Book Day, The Iliad by Rosemary Sutcliff from Frances Lincoln Children's Books.
2 years ago
World Storytelling Day
Discover The Iliad by Rosemary Sutcliff and Alan Lee. Published by Frances Lincoln Children's Books.
2 years ago
November Events
What better book than The Iliad by Rosemary Sutcliff to stay inside and get lost in! From Frances Lincoln Children's Books.
2 years ago
November Events
What better book than The Odyssey by Rosemary Sutcliff to stay inside and get lost in! From Frances Lincoln Children's Books.
2 years ago
November Events
What better book than Black Ships Before Troy by Rosemary Sutcliff to stay inside and get lost in! From Frances Lincoln Children's Books.
2 years ago
Richard III
Richard III was born on this day in 1452. A good time to read The Odyssey by Rosemary Sutcliff. Published by Frances Lincoln Children's Books?
2 years ago