The grandfather of fantasy art Frank Frazetta past away a few days ago. As a teenager I started to draw Fantasy Art after seeing art of artists like Frank Frazetta and Boris Vallejo. Frazettas work has influenced many artists and my jaw still drops each time I look at his work.
Here are some links to Frazetta related sites:
Frazettas work sold for 1 million:
Frazetta on Wikipedia:
Frazetta tribute by Loobydave on deviantart: