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Friday, July 26, 2013

About Hal Lasko

You are never too old to learn and you most certainly are never too old to express your creativity and produce some wonderful art.

A great example of that is Hal Lasko, also called Grandpa. Hal was born on July 28, 1915, in Toledo Ohio as one of the eight children of Austrian immigrants.

He began his career as a graphic designer, but joined the Army to serve in WWII. He applied himself to drafting directional and weather maps which were used for bombing raids.

After WWII, he returned to Cleveland and picked back up graphic designing again. He worked on projects for renowned companies such as General Tire, Goodyear, and The Cleveland Browns, until the 1970s when Hal retired from American Greetings.

Hal was full of creative ideas, but couldn't express those on his job. He picked up painting in his spare time and often worked until late. He accumulated quite a collection of his own artwork varying from vivid drip paintings to abstracts.

After his retirement Hal was finally able to dedicate all his time to his art, but he found his true calling when his family introduced him to the computer and Microsoft Paint in particular, in the late 1990s.

A star was born!

Read more:
Hal Lasko's Work

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