Arthur Watkins Crisp (1888-1974), born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, was a muralist, painter, and designer. His studied at the Hamilton Art School from 1898 to 1899 followed by the Art Students League in New York City from 1900 to 1903. He was a founder of the Allied Artists of America, New York Water Color Club, and American Water Color Society, all in New York City. He created numerous murals for theaters, schools, office buildings, hotels, and private homes in New York City and Trenton, New Jersey. His public paintings were inspired by the Italian Renaissance and stressed formality while his private paintings focused on rich coloring.
He was also a designer of embroidered silk and velvet hangings.