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Hal Lasko:97-Year-Old That Uses MS Paint to Create Art


The moment I saw a post by a Facebook friend about a 97-year-old man who creates artworks using Microsoft Paint, I knew I had to blog about it. So I took time to learn more about him and got really impressed. Read on and meet the ageless artist Hal Lasko.

Here’s the deal: Hal is a 97-year-old legally deaf man with poor eye vision, he uses MS Paint to create artworks and his Paint application is installed on a Windows 95 computer. What’s not to admire about him?

Watch the video and get inspired.

Hal, I must say, is an epitome of passion for creativity and a personification of the saying “age doesn’t matter.” To sum it up, he’s just plain hardcore.

With all honesty, I really admire him for living life in its fullest. He is advanced in age but I saw in him a youthful joy that most young people don’t have. He seems so happy on what he is doing and I believe one big factor of it is his family. To Mr.Lasko, thank you for inspiring us.

More About the Artist

Hal Lasko, also known as Grandpa, was born July 28 1915 in Toledo Ohio. During his younger years, when it was all by hands, he was a graphic designer not using Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator but ink and paper. He was able to make stuffs for companies like Good Year & General Tire and eventually retired in 1970’s.

Not long ago, his family introduced him to a not so artist-friendly application Microsoft Paint. (You know how hard to produce something good using MS Paint.)Up until today, Grandpa creates wonderful artworks with the challenging application and spends 10 hours daily getting creative.


Here are some of his works

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His works are now for sale on his website:


Do you mind sharing your thoughts on his works?

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Mark Vincent del Rosario
Mark is passionate for arts. Dance,design and illustration are just some of the things he enjoys doing. He is currently working as a Web Programmer,but his desire to be creative will always be something at heart.
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