Tana Hoban


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Dig, Drill, Dump, Fill (film photography) 
Tana Hoban, Illustrator, author
Greenwillow Books, 1975

Tana Hoban was born in Philadelphia. Her parents, who had immigrated to the U.S. from Russia, insisted that she attend art classes; by eighth grade, she knew she would become an illustrator. While enrolled at Moore College of Art in Philadelphia, Hoban became interested in photography. She began doing children's portraits and magazine covers. A pioneer in books for the very young child, in the 1960s, Hoban illustrated her first concept books for children. Using simple, everyday objects, she focused on number, size, shape, and spatial relationships. Hoban lived in Paris for the last twenty years of her life.

-Something About the Author, Gale, 1999

Tana Hoban