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Thomas Anthony DePaola Edit Profile

also known as Tomie dePaola

illustrator , author

Thomas Anthony dePaola, illustrator, children's book author.


DePaola, Thomas Anthony was born on September 15, 1934 in Meriden, Connecticut, United States.


Bachelor of Fine Arts, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, 1956. Master of Fine Arts, California College Arts & Crafts, Oakland, 1969.


Instructor Newton (Massachusetts) College Sacred Heart, 1962-1963, assistant professor art, 1963-1966, Lone Mountain College (formerly San Francisco College Women), 1967-1970. Instructor art Chamberlayne Junior College, Boston, 1972-1973. Associate professor, designer, tech, director department speech and theatre, writer, designer sets and costumes Children's Theatre Project Colby-Sawyer College, New London, New Hampshire, 1973-1976.

Associate professor art New England College, Henniker, 1976-1978, artist-in-residence, 1978-1979.



Son of Joseph N. and Florence (Downey) deP.