This 97-Year-Old Makes Amazing Art Exclusively With Microsoft Paint

By | July 23, 2013

A great artist can make beauty out of any medium, no matter how limited. 97-year-old Hal Lasko embodies this concept. Instead of painting with dozens of expensive brushes or high-end software suites, Lasko uses a tool most of us have used and abandoned years ago–Microsoft Paint from Windows 95.

These paintings are great. They combine a 8-bit primitivism with skilled use of color and composition. All created with that simple Paint program bundled with an almost two-decade-old Windows operating system. Lasko has severely impaired vision, but thanks to the ability to magnify on his computer, he can work on the details with ease.

This 97-Year-Old Makes Amazing Art Exclusively With Microsoft Paint

This 97-Year-Old Makes Amazing Art Exclusively With Microsoft Paint

Prior to discovering digital tools, Lasko worked as a graphic designer, a draftsman for the Army during WWII, and a typographer. Now retired, he focuses on his own digital art. As Hal says, “It’s no longer work, it’s fun.” …

via Gizmodo

Here’s a video with shots of more of his work:

 

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