All Things Considered
4:51 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Tomie de Paola Reflects On Art And Life "Then"

A postcard for the exhibition "Tomie de Paola: Then" shows the artist holding up an early painting.

Writer and artist Tomie de Paola is perhaps best known for his books about the "grandma witch" Strega Nona and her magic pasta pot.

The inspiration for this character came to de Paola in an unusual place: a faculty meeting at Colby-Sawyer College in New London, New Hampshire.

Tomie de Paola talks with NHPR's Brady Carlson.

Colby-Sawyer College is hosting a new exhibition called “Tomie de Paola: Then,” looking at de Paola’s art from the 1940’s all through the mid 1970’s, when he taught at the college.

Next fall Colby-Sawyer will host a second exhibit, called “Now,” which will feature de Paola’s work from 1975 to the present.

Tomie dePaola talks with Brady Carlson about the exhibition.

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