[Art_beyond_sight_educators] Hal Lasko

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Thu Jul 25 09:37:19 UTC 2013

Hal Lasko
Meet 97-year-old Hal Lasko.

Hal, better known as Grandpa, worked as a graphic artist back when 
everything was done by hand. His family introduced him to the computer 
and Microsoft Paint long after he retired. Now, Grandpa spends ten hours 
a day moving pixels around his computer paintings. His work is like a 
collision of pointillism and 8-Bit art.

excerpt to article, video in article

Legally blind artist, 97, paints in pixels

Using nothing more than Microsoft Paint, artist Hal Lasko stays in tune 
with his favorite passion. Don't miss this video showing his 
inspirational story.

Artists might see the world differently, but these days, 97-year-old Hal 
Lasko <http://www.hallasko.com/> has trouble seeing much of anything. 
That doesn't stop him, however, from making beautiful pixel art with 
Microsoft Paint.

Lasko, considered legally blind, has a condition known as wet macular 
degeneration, which causes loss of central vision. In theory, this sort 
of vision impairment would sound like something that could hinder an 
artist from creating illustrations, but it doesn't stop Lasko.


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