|The Tolkien Trust 2018; Smithsonian.com|
The library will also release a catalog of more than 300 Tolkien materials which will become available in the US in July.
"The vivid abstract paintings entitled There and Here show Tolkien as a young student at Oxford finding his own artistic voice,” says Catherine McIlwaine, the Bodleian Libraries’ Tolkien archivist and the curator of the exhibition, in a statement. “They indicate that he was beginning to draw, not just what he could see, but what he could imagine.” [From The Art Newspaper]
"Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth" will run from 1 June to 28 October.