Clark Ashton Smith (1893-1961) was an artist/writer. Smith was a friend of H.P. Lovecraft who referred to him in some of his stories as the Atlantean priest, "Klarkash-Ton." Most of his writing is considered a part of the Cthulhu Mythos.
Smith is noted for a writing style considerably superior to that of other pulp authors.
He created short stories, poetry, graphic art, and sculpture.