The Brothers Hildebrandt are twin brothers who collaboratively worked as fantasy and science fiction artists. Born January 23, 1939 in Detroit, Michigan, Greg Hildebrandt and Tim Hildebrandt began professionally painting in 1959. They are best known for their popular The Lord of the Rings illustrations, painting the first Star Wars film poster, illustrating comics and cards,and their Magic: The Gathering illustrations. Greg Hildebrandt started his American Beauties pinup art in 1999. This series is his alone., Greg Hildebrandt, Jr. also made major contributions to the production of a book entitled Greg & Tim Hildebrandt: The Tolkien Years, which gave an overview of the Tolkien genre artworks produced by Greg and Tim in 1970s.
Individually, Greg is also famous for his contributions to the art for the Trans-Siberian Orchestra's albums and concert merchandise. He also provided the cover art for Black Sabbath's Mob Rules album.
Tim Hildebrandt also was Associate Producer of the horror-themed science fiction film, The Deadly Spawn. Tim Hildebrandt died on June 11, 2006 at the age of 67 due to diabetes.