PUBLISHER: Empire Trading Card (1996)
COMMENTS: Greg and Tim Hildebrandt acrylic on masonite and signed; 11" x 15"; framed 15" x 18.5"; Card #7 of 1996 Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire card set
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Greg and Tim Hildebrandt acrylic on masonite and signed; 11" x 15"; framed 15" x 18.5"; Card #7 of 1996 Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire card setCreated for the 1996 Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire trading card set. This card, which is card #7 of the set, depicts the powerful Xizor getting his hands dirty. At one point this character was known as one of the most influential characters in the Star Wars universe, and that is fully expressed in this painting by the Brothers Hildebrandt. Notice the deep, dark shadows the emphasize the evil of this character and his intentions, the expressive figure that is trapped in Xizor's grasp, and the always gorgeous color and lighting. Even dark subject matter can be painted beautifully when created by the Brothers Hildebrandt. - Signed by Greg and Tim Hildebrandt
Greg Hilderbrandt is an american painter/comic book artist, and twin brother of Tim Hilderbrandt who is also an artist. Collectively they worked on numerous comic books, movie posters and trading card for many years until Tim's unfortunate passing in 2006. Individually Greg has worked on album covers, pin-up art and currently the cover artist for IDW's Star Trek. The brothers Hilderbrandt's most notable work includes, The lord of the rings calender illustrations, Star Wars movie posters and the Magic the Gathering trading cards.