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.

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What better book than Black Ships Before Troy by Rosemary Sutcliff to stay inside and get lost in! From Frances Lincoln Children's Books.
November Events

Today

What better book than The Odyssey by Rosemary Sutcliff to stay inside and get lost in! From Frances Lincoln Children's Books.
November Events

Today

What better book than The Iliad by Rosemary Sutcliff to stay inside and get lost in! From Frances Lincoln Children's Books.
November Events

1 month ago

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?
Richard III

2 months ago

Heritage Open Days! Black Ships Before Troy by Rosemary Sutcliff from Frances Lincoln Children's Books is brilliant!
Heritage Open Days

2 months ago

Have fun with Black Ships Before Troy by Rosemary Sutcliff from Lincoln Children's Books
Bank Holiday

8 months ago

Why not find a classic book to read this year? The Iliad is a brilliant book by Rosemary Sutcliff, published by Frances Lincoln Children's Books.
World Book Day

8 months ago

Why not find a classic book to read this year? Black Ships Before Troy is a brilliant book by Rosemary Sutcliff, published by Lincoln Children's Books.
World Book Day