H.P. Lovecraft

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H.P. Lovecraft (1890-1937), one of my two favorite authors, was born in Providence, RI. Unofficially considered the father of 20th Century horror, he was heavily influenced by Poe in his early years. This oil on board was commissioned by Sci-Fi author, Brad Linaweaver. The background represents Lovecraft’s story, “The Color Out of Space,” and features a typical Lovcraftian monstrosity. (See a portrait of Lovecraft’s “Cthulhu” character under “Movie Icons.”)