Pauline Baynes

Pauline Baynes, illustrator for J. R. R. Tolkien's and C. S. Lewis' works, among other books, has died (The Guardian and The Telegraph). I'm not sure where the newspapers are getting those Tolkien and Lewis quotes from; if anyone does, please let me know.
I always loved her thin lines and evocative facial expressions. To this day, I can not look at the picture of Tash in C. S. Lewis' The Last Battle - it frightens me no end. But her Lucy was always my Lucy, and I'm glad she did the cover of Watership Down also.

Comments

Lynne said…
Oh, I loved Pauline Baynes illustrations! I was quite irked when new books showed up with different covers. Messing with classic art is beyond the pale. Thanks for dropping by my site. All the best, Lynne

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