Elbert Green Hubbard (June 19, 1856 – May 7, 1915) was an American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher. Raised in Hudson, Illinois, he had early success as a traveling salesman for the Larkin Soap Company. He founded the Roycroft artisan community in East Aurora, New York (near Buffalo), in 1895. This community of artists and craft workers strongly influenced Arts and Crafts movement in the U.S.