This 98-Year-Old Man Is Legally Blind, But Can Still Paint Incredibly. How He Does It Will Leave You In Awe.
Hal Lasko, also known as Grandpa, worked as a graphic artist back when everything was done by hand. During WWII, he worked for the military drafting maps. After his military career, Lasko worked on creative projects for several companies including American Greetings which he retired from in the 1970’s.
Lasko has wet macular degeneration which causes blindness in the center of his vision. He thought his painting days were over but things changed for him when his family gave him a gift for his 85th birthday – a new PC loaded with Microsoft Paint software. Now, Lasko spends ten hours a day moving pixels around his computer paintings.
“When I got the computer and saw what the paint program offered, I started a whole new career almost. It’s so easy for me to handle,” Lasko says. “Every time I paint on it, I’m trying to do something that’s approaching fine art.”
A Glow Fish
Tree and moon
Woods in Avon
He hopes that people who see his work will understand that age and handicaps may challenge you, but they shouldn’t stop you from pursuing what you love.
Lasko’s prints are available online.
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