For the 25th anniversary, the Smithsonian's Resident Associate Program commissioned Tomie dePaola to create Happy Birthday RAP. The full-color offset lithograph, printed from an original watercolor and pencil image, celebrates the program’s children and family activities.

Tomie dePaola, (b. 1934, Meriden, Connecticut) is a beloved illustrator of children's books. His works include Tomie dePaola’s Mother Goose, Jingle, The Christmas Clown, and The Legend of the Poinsettia. DePaola received fine arts degrees from Pratt Institute and the California College of Arts and Crafts. He is also a winner of the prestigious Caldecott Book Award.

Special Information: Offset lithograph, signed and numbered edition of 500. Sold unframed, and comes with a certificate of authenticity from the Smithsonian.

Image Dimensions: 22½ x 16½ inches

Paper Dimensions: 24 x 18 inches