John Blanche Brief Guide

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A Brief Guide to the Work of John Blanche

British fantasy and science fiction artist, John Blanche, is famous for his finely detailed and imaginative illustrations for books, magazines and record covers during the 1970s and 1980s.

John attended Art College in the 1960s and developed his interest in the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings novels by J.R.R Tolkien, which feature in the John Blanche Prints collection: See Battle of Five Armies (from The Hobbit) & Downfall of Númenor (from Lord of the Rings). Both titles featured in David Day’s A Tolkien Bestiary (1978).

John Blanche spent much of the period working on magazines including Games Workshop, Dungeons & Dragons and Warhammer Fantasy Battle, and later became art director at Games Workshop. Many of the influences of this work can be seen in this collection of John Blanche Prints, with battle scenes and sci-fi featuring heavily. See The Blasted Streets & The Burrow Drake for two fabulous examples.

John has also released books featuring his artwork, including The Prince and the Woodcutter (John Blanche & Henry Wolffe 1979), and Ratspike (John Blanche & Ian Millar 1989) from which several illustrations are featured in the John Blanche Prints Collection. See The Dispersal of the Charm and Land of The Marble Halls for two featured John Blanche illustrations.

The John Blanche Prints Collection

The 24 John Blanche Prints available to buy on this website comprise a private collection of original fantasy artworks by John Blanche from the 1970s, and permission has been kindly granted by John for their release in fine art Giclée print. Each print is embossed with the John Blanche Prints logo for authentication.

Your illustrations are printed to order to the exact same dimensions as the original. The Giclée printing process enables excellent colour reproduction and is printed on 305 gsm Hahnemühle fine art material with light fast inks for up to 100 years.

These John Blanche Prints are not available anywhere else. To start your unique John Blanche Prints collection today, please take a look the complete set of 24 amazing John Blanche artworks here.