Harry Barton Essel (PhD) is a Lecturer at the Department of General Art Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. He also services the Department of Publishing Studies and, Integrated Rural Art and Industry. He was born at Koforidua in the Eastern Region. He had his basic and Junior High School education at Seven Day Adventist Demonstration school (SDA) at Koforidua. He proceeded to Pope John Secondary School - now Pope John Senior High School, were he pursued Visual Art. After his secondary education, he furthered his studies at the Department of Publishing Studies at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology located in the Ashanti region (Kumasi). After his first Degree, he had the opportunity to enrol in the Art Education Programme - Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology - where he had his Doctor of Philosophy.