About the artist and now author Jef Murray
Jef Murray (Jeffrey Patrick Murray, born 1960) is a fantasy artist and illustrator best known for his illustrations of works by J.R.R. Tolkien. His paintings and illustrations appear regularly in Tolkien publications (Amon Hen, Mallorn, and Parma Nole) and in Catholic publications (St. Austin Review and the Georgia Bulletin) worldwide.
He is Artist-in-Residence for the St. Austin Review, and was artist guest of honor at the 2006 Gathering of the Fellowship in Toronto along with Ted Nasmith. He was nominated for an Imperishable Flame award in 2006, and his most recent book illustrations were for Black & White Ogre Country: The Lost Tales of Hilary Tolkien by Hilary A.R. Tolkien.
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