Nahosenay Negussie

Nahosenay Negussie is an internationally renowned artist whose work has been featured in the National Museum of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa. His richly detailed paintings with gilded details, which have been compared to Gustav Klimt, animate the figures and patterns that he arranges in brilliant kaleidoscopic compositions.

Nahosenay was part of the artists-and-writers group that traveled together in 2016 and brainstormed ideas for what would become Ready, Set, Go! Books. He helped lead a workshop for kids, organized by Ethiopia Reads, during which he and another Ethiopian artist told the kids some of the simple stories that author Jane Kurtz had written. The book Talk Talk Turtle, our first prototype, came out of that workshop.