Ashley with children

Even at the battle of Normandy, Ashley Bryan always had his sketchbook with him. Since then, he has illustrated more than 50 children’s books, been honored with both the Coretta Scott King and Laura Ingalls Wilder Awards, and had a school named after him.

Ashley Bryan and Antrese Wood talk about story telling, African folk tales, puppets and the wisdom that comes from elders and small children.

Show Notes:

  • The roots of Ashley’s interest in storytelling & curiosity about the world
  • The inspiration of making something out of what people threw away
  • Favorite Moment, finding an element of joy & sharing with others
  • Sketchbooks: How they helped Ashley connect to his humanity, no matter the circumstances
  • Ashley’s work and capturing the spirit of oral tradition of African stories
  • Does Ashley have a favorite story?
  • Why you should never lose the excitement of the day
  • Ashley’s Proudest Moment

Artists Mentioned:

Henry Isaacs

Other Links:

Cooper Union School of Art

NPR, The Story: An Artist At D-Day

Islesford, The Ashley Bryan School

Kopanang Trust

Books:

Ashley Bryan Books 

Ashley Bryan’s Puppets: Making Something out of Everything

Ashley’s work and more on his life:

Ashley Bryan Center


Sketches from WW2:

 

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Sketches from WW2, Ashley Bryan on Savvy Painter
Trains and Soldiers, Sketches from WW2, Ashley Bryan
Sketches from WW2, Ashley Bryan on Savvy Painter
Trains and Soldiers, Sketches from WW2, Ashley Bryan
Sketches from WW2, Ashley Bryan on Savvy Painter
Trains and Soldiers, Sketches from WW2, Ashley Bryan
Sketches from WW2, Ashley Bryan on Savvy Painter
Trains and Soldiers, Sketches from WW2, Ashley Bryan “News Item 6 December, 1945 Yesterday 140 Negro soldiers were taken off of homeland ships by the Navy because there were no provisions for segregation.”
Sketches from WW2, Ashley Bryan on Savvy Painter
Trains and Soldiers, Sketches from WW2, Ashley Bryan
Sketches from WW2, Ashley Bryan on Savvy Painter
Trains and Soldiers, Sketches from WW2, Ashley Bryan
Sketches from WW2, Ashley Bryan on Savvy Painter
Trains and Soldiers, Sketches from WW2, Ashley Bryan Lower left corner: “Somebody says its Monday. Game 12” Center: “unloading k-rations, a barge French coast”
Sketches from WW2, Ashley Bryan on Savvy Painter
The Dance- Sketches from WW2, Ashley Bryan
Sketches from WW2, Ashley Bryan on Savvy Painter
Port-en-Besin, France

Sketches from WW2, Ashley Bryan on Savvy Painter

Sketches from WW2, Ashley Bryan on Savvy Painter
Self Portrait “Me seen through a magnifying mirror, May 20, 1943” Ashley Bryan

Ashley Painting a fresco at South Solon Meeting House, Maine:

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Ashley Bryan painting at South Solon
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ashley bryan, fresco south solon meeting house maine

 

Trains and Soldiers, Sketches from WW2, Ashley Bryan
Trains and Soldiers, Sketches from WW2, Ashley Bryan

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garden painting ashley

ashley's ptgs aug '08

ashley ptg ca 1960. Children .

Ashley collects sea glass on his walks along the shores of Maine and creates these windows

Ashley's Newest Devilish Glass
Ashley’s Newest Devilish Glass

Tags

Artist, Ashley Bryan, Media:Mixed Media, Mixed


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