Arthur Haywood is an illustrator and muralist based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His work celebrates the 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 focused on captivating Science Fiction and Fantasy stories. Creating illustrations and murals 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 2020-2021 Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship at the Fondation des Etat-Unis in Paris. From Fall 2020 through Spring 2021 he is developing murals with students at Lycee Paul Lapie ,depicting diverse people reading and the stories that have engaged them.