Arthur Haywood, Cheltenham native and Senator’s son, wins international illustration contest

Arthur Haywood, 33, a Cheltenham native and son of State Senator Art Haywood, was recently named a winner in the L. Ron Hubbard Illustrators of the Future Contest.

The award earns him a trip to Hollywood for a week-long master-class workshop and an awards event. His winning art will be published in the international bestselling anthology, L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 40.

Haywood’s love for creating graffiti began as a teenager with his teacher, Pose 2, who inspired him to share his work publicly in murals. He went on to earn a B.F.A in Illustration from The Maryland Institute College of Art before furthering his study of classical art at Cambridge Street Studios in Philadelphia and Grand Central Atelier in New York.

His paintings can be seen in Space and Time Magazine, in murals for the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, at St. Joseph’s University and Elkins Park School, in the film, “Summer of Soul“, and his book, The Great Library

Haywood is also a recipient of the 2020-2021 Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship at the Fondation des États-Unis in Paris, and the 2022-2023 Tulsa Artist Fellowship where he continues his series of paintings for public schools and book covers to inspire reading.

In the 34 years of the Illustrators of the Future Contest, there have been 394 winners. Past winners have produced over 6,800 illustrations, 390 comic books, graced 700 books and albums with their art, and visually contributed to 68 television shows and 40 major movies. 

For more on Arthur Haywood, you can click here. For more information about the Contest, you can click here.

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