Born August 20, 1890, H.P. Lovecraft was an American author who achieved posthumous fame through his influential works of horror fiction. Although nearly unknown and published only in pulp magazines during his lifetime, he is now regarded as one of the most significant 20th-century authors in his genre. Astronomy, geology and ancient fossils are what inspired H.P. Lovecraft and it shows throughout his works.
The artwork is one of my all time Lovecraft/Mythos related pieces, Nucleus by Jon Foster.