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The first illustrator of The Hobbit

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien was published in the former USSR in 1976. All the drawings were done by a popular Russian illustrator

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien was published in the former USSR in 1976. All the drawings were done by a popular Russian illustrator

The first illustrator of The Hobbit by English writer John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, released in the Soviet Union in 1976, was (Mikhail Belomlinsky). His drawings are endlessly reprinted and reissued in Russia now. The Russian version of “The Hobbit” by J.R.R. Tolkien was published in the former USSR in 1976. The translation of the book was made by Natalia Rakhmanova.

Russian version of The Hobbit

Russian version of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien (1976). Illustrations by Mikhail Belomlinsky

Mikhail Samuilovich Belomlinsky (born July 27, 1934) worked largely with children’s literature, since 1971 was the chief designer of the magazine “Koster” (Bonfire). In 1989 he emigrated to the United States, worked as art director of the newspaper “New Russian Word”. The most famous work of Belomlinsky are illustrations of the Soviet edition of John Ronald Reuel Tolkien’s tales”The Hobbit” in translation of Rakhmanova (1976). The illustration of Bilbo Baggins resemble the famous Russian actor Yevgeny Leonov ( 2 September 1926 – 29 January 1994).

first illustrator of The Hobbit

Russian version of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien (1976). Illustrations by Mikhail Belomlinsky

The first Russian translation, made by Natalia Rakhmanova, was published in 1976 by the publishing house “Children’s Literature.” In the USSR several translations were done not from the original, but from the Russian translation, into Armenian, Moldavian and other languages. Ukrainian translation (K.: Veselka, 1985) was made by Ukrainian poet and translator Alexander Mokrovolsky from the original.

first illustrator of The Hobbit

Russian version of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien (1976). Illustrations by Mikhail Belomlinsky

first illustrator of The Hobbit

Russian version of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien (1976). Illustrations by Mikhail Belomlinsky

first illustrator of The Hobbit

Russian version of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien (1976). Illustrations by Mikhail Belomlinsky

first illustrator of The Hobbit

Russian version of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien (1976). Illustrations by Mikhail Belomlinsky

first illustrator of The Hobbit

Russian version of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien (1976). Illustrations by Mikhail Belomlinsky

Russian version of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien (1976). Illustrations by Mikhail Belomlinsky

Russian version of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien (1976). Illustrations by Mikhail Belomlinsky

Russian version of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien (1976). Illustrations by Mikhail Belomlinsky

Russian version of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien (1976). Illustrations by Mikhail Belomlinsky

Russian version of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien (1976). Illustrations by Mikhail Belomlinsky

Russian version of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien (1976). Illustrations by Mikhail Belomlinsky

Caricatures by Mikhail Belomlinsky:

Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand. Illustrator Mikhail Belomlinsky

Gerard Depardieu

Gerard Depardieu. Illustrator Mikhail Belomlinsky

Luciano Pavarotti

Luciano Pavarotti. Illustrator Mikhail Belomlinsky

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson. Illustrator Mikhail Belomlinsky

Mikhail Belomlinsky

Mikhail Belomlinsky

Mikhail Belomlinsky