Arthur Haywood is a muralist and illustrator based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His work celebrates aspirations of diverse people. His paintings are seen on murals for the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, Sprocket Mural Festival, his book "The Great Library" and Space and Time Magazine. He exhibits his paintings in New York and Pennsylvania and completes commissions. He is expanding from his book on ancient Egypt to focus on captivating Science Fiction and Fantasy stories. Creating murals and illustrations to inspire others and engage youth in reading is his passion. He is focused on making murals for libraries and schools in addition to book covers. He is a recipient of the 2020-2021Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship at the Fondation des Etat-Unis in Paris. From Fall 2020 through Spring 2021 he will be developing murals with students at Lycee Paul Lapie ,depicting diverse people reading and the stories that have engaged them.