Arthur Haywood's work celebrates the wonder of stories. 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 is focused 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 earned a B.F.A in Illustration from The Maryland Institute College of Art, before furthering his study of classical drawing and painting at Cambridge Street Studios in Philadelphia and Grand Central Atelier in New York. He received the 2020-2021 Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship at the Fondation des États-Unis in Paris. He developed murals to inspire a love of learning and cultural appreciation. He worked with students at Lycée Paul Lapie to create murals depicting students of diverse origins reading and the stories that have engaged them. He will be continuing his mural project with the youth in Courbevoie, France in the fall of 2021. He is a recipient of the 2021 - 2023 Tulsa Artist Fellowship to continue his murals focused on encouraging students to continue reading.