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

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


These paintings are great. They combine a 8-bit primitivism with skilled use of colour 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.

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.”

That pretty much says it all.

Click play on this great mini documentary, The Pixel Painter, directed by Josh Bogdan and Ryan Lasko, and prepare to be charmed. Also, you can buy prints on his website! [Vimeo via This Is Colossal]