Ashley Bryan

Ashley Bryan is a writer and illustrator of over 50 books for children. He was born in 1923 in New York City and has been painting since childhood. His education, interrupted by Army service in World War II, includes degrees from the Cooper Union and Columbia University. Dynamic use of line marks Bryan’s varied art forms, which include chalk sketches, full-color paintings, stylized drawings and cut-paper collages. He has received many awards, including the Coretta Scott King Virginia Hamilton Lifetime Achievement Award and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award. Bryan is a professor emeritus at Dartmouth College. He currently lives and works in Islesford, one of the Cranberry Isles off the coast of Maine.



Visit Ashley Bryan's website.

Read a short interview in Publishers Weekly.

Listen to interviews with Bryan on American Public Media’s The Story :

- About Black American spirituals and the power of voice.

- About his experience at the Battle of Normandy.




Children/YA, Visual/Illustration