The 19th century illustrator whose imagination fueled the work of H.P. Lovecraft

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H.P. Lovecraft is famous for creating monsters so bizarre they are almost impossible to visualize. And yet he was inspired by many painters and visual artists.

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John Coulthart has a great article over at Tor.com about the artists Lovecraft adored, including Gustave Doré, whose woodcuts you can see in our gallery here. You can see inspirations for Lovecraft's dream-quest tales here, as well as his tentacular beasts.

Read the about more artists who inspired H.P. Lovecraft at Tor.com, and peruse a massive gallery of Doré's work here.

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