Donald Grant was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1954. After studying Fine Arts at the Pratt Institute, in the U.S.  which he financed by working as a taxi driver, he then worked as a barman and musician.

His learnt most from his travels, spending 6 years travelling the globe, perhaps to learn and think about the world before choosing drawing as his medium for expression. This passion for travelling led him to France, where he settled and has now lived for the last 20 years.

He has illustrated numerous children's books in genres ranging from non-fiction, detective stories, and other types of fiction. He is also a children's story writer."