The Tomie DePaola Art Education Fund
In honor of a treasured New Hampshire artist, the Currier Museum of Art has established The Tomie dePaola Art Education Fund to support art education for young people. Art is an important avenue of discovery and growth, as Tomie himself found. Tomie had a great affinity for bringing art to children of all backgrounds, a mission shared by the Currier Museum Art Center. The Currier Museum proudly exhibited Tomie’s work in 2018 and this fund will be a sustainable memorial to the artist.
Tomie dePaola (1934–2020) wrote and illustrated some 270 books over 50 years, ranging from folk tales, nursery rhymes, to stories about art. His deceptively simple illustrations are warm, comforting, and capture complex emotions. A longtime resident of New Hampshire, he was selected by the state as a Living Treasure in the arts.
The Tomie dePaola Art Education Fund is generously supported by the Shocket/Muller Family Charitable Fund, in loving memory of Adena.
"Forever in our hearts
Always on our minds,
A life that touches others
Will always carry on and shine"