Jef Murray

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Jef Murray

Jeffrey Patrick Murray (March 17, 1960 – August 3, 2015) was an American fantasy artist and author best known for his illustrations of works by J.R.R. Tolkien[1] and C.S. Lewis. His paintings, illustrations, stories, poems, and essays appear regularly in Tolkien and Inklings-oriented publications (Amon Hen, Mallorn, and Silver Leaves) and in Catholic publications (St. Austin Review and the Georgia Bulletin) worldwide. He was Artist-in-Residence for the St. Austin Review,[2] 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[3] in 2006, and his work has been exhibited in the USA, Canada, the UK, and the Netherlands.[4]


  • Murray, Jef (May 2012). Seer: A Wizard's Journal. Grail Quest Books. p. 172. ISBN 978-0983548829.
  • Fouque, Baron de la Motte; Sturgis, Amy; Murray, Jef (June 2010). The Magic Ring: Deluxe Illustrated Edition. Valancourt Books. p. 454. ISBN 978-1-934555-98-9.
  • Tolkien, Hilary; Gardner, Angela; Murray, Jef (January 2009). Black & White Ogre Country: The Lost Tales of Hilary Tolkien. ADC Publications. p. 96. ISBN 978-0-9551900-2-5.
  • Pearce, Joseph; Murray, Jef (April 2008). Divining Divinity. Kaufmann Publishing. p. 43. ISBN 978-0-9768580-1-0.
  • Murray, Lorraine; Murray, Jef (March 2005). How Shall We Celebrate: Embracing Jesus in Every Season. Resurrection Press. p. 110. ISBN 1-878718-97-5.

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  1. ^ "Art Top 10 Rating". Tolkien Collector's Guide: An Illustrated Tolkien Bibliography. June 2007. Archived from the original on 2007-10-20. Retrieved 2007-06-25.
  2. ^ "Mythology & Christianity: The Place of Fables and Fairy Tales in the Christian Life". St. Austin Review. July–August 2005. Archived from the original on 2007-02-08. Retrieved 2007-06-25.
  3. ^ "1st annual Northeast Tolkien Society award: The Imperishable Flame". Heren Istarion Website. May 2006. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-06-25.
  4. ^ "Jeffrey Patrick (Jef) Murray's Obituary on Atlanta Journal-Constitution". Retrieved 27 October 2016.

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