Ashley Bryan

1923 -

Ashley Bryan was born in New York City and educated at the Cooper Union Art School and Columbia University. He has lived in France and Germany and has traveled in England, Italy, Spain, Yugoslavia, Greece, Israel, Kenya, and Uganda. For many years, he taught art at Darmouth College, but now he paints and writes and illustrates books at his home in Maine most of the year.

Mr. Bryan has compiled, written, and illustrated many books for Atheneum, including The Ox of the Wonderful Horns and Other African Folktales; Beat the Story Drum, Pum-Pum (Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration); The Cat's Purr (ALA Notable Children's Book); Lion and the Ostrich Chicks (Coretta Scott King Honor Book); Walk Together Children: Black American Spirituals (ALA Notable Children's Book); and I'm Going to Sing: Black American Spirituals, Vol. Two. His most recent book is Turtle Knows Your Name, published by Atheneum in 1989. 

From the dust jacket of All Night, All Day