I won't lie - I think it's kinda alarming how many people didn't know who he was. gonk Perhaps I was fortunate to have a father that collected Conan and introduced me to his work at a young age, but he has been ridiculously influential and well known for decades. His work can be found in influence and mention pretty broadly. Even if someone doesn't know his name they've surely seen his work or been touched by it through inspired artists, games, comics, stories, etc.
My dad has a book on him, including a number of his more famous paintings, truely a marvel of the fantasy art! An one of the few who truely used oil paints to the fullest. I would like to also point out he big break was doing comics for playboy magazine! mrgreen "only stable investment is porn!" rofl