Robert W. Chambers was an American author and illustrator born on May 26, 1865, in Brooklyn, New York. He is best known for his collection of short stories "The King in Yellow," which combined elements of supernatural horror and decadent romance. Throughout his career, Chambers wrote a variety of genres, including mystery, historical fiction, and romance, and illustrated many of his own works. He was highly influential in the genre of weird fiction, and his work has been cited as an inspiration by numerous writers, including H.P. Lovecraft. Chambers died on December 16, 1933, but his legacy continues to inspire new generations of readers and writers.