Tomie dePaola

Richard Michelson and Tomie dePaola

Tomie dePaola (September 15th, 1934 – March 30th, 2020)

Read Tomie dePaola obituary from the New York Times.

Thank you for the many requests inquiring about Tomie’s original artwork. At the moment we are not offering original artwork for sale (aside from these few works being resold for clients, which are pictured below) until the estate decides how they would like to proceed. Please email the gallery ( –subject line—Tomie’s Art-) -if you would like to be alerted when we have additional original book illustrations available. The limited edition signed serigraphs are available now.

Tomie dePaola has written and/or illustrated over 270 books for children, and has been honored with numerous awards including the Newbery Honor Award, the Caldecott Honor Award, the Smithson Medal from the Smithsonian Institution, and the New Hampshire Governor’s Arts Award of Living Treasure. His numerous titles include Strega Nona: An Old Story, The Art Lesson, Meet the Barkers, and 26 Fairmont Avenue.

Our collection features original pieces from dePaola’s numerous children’s books, as well as selections of rarely seen, unpublished illustrations, and other artwork. dePaola’s work is permanently on display at R.Michelson Galleries.

Read a MassLive article about Tomie de Paola