Thomas Anthony dePaola born on 15 September 1934 in Meriden. He is a citizen of United States of America. Tomie dePaola was educated at Pratt Institute, California College of the Arts and University of San Francisco. He died on 30 March 2020 in Dartmouth–Hitchcock Medical Center at age 85 years, 6 months.
He was an American illustrator and writer known for his work on Strega Nona.
Tomie dePaola has worked as a writer and children's writer. He has has won Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal and Regina Medal.