Art: Hal Lasko: The Pixel Painter

The almost-100-year-old Hal Lasko, a retired typographer from American Greetings, painted oil and watercolors throughout his professional career and up until the late ’90s, when his grandson gave him a computer.

The almost-100-year-old Hal Lasko, a retired typographer from American Greetings (where he worked as a lettering consultant for nearly 50 years), painted oil and watercolors throughout his professional career and up until the late ’90s, when his grandson gave him a computer. Diagnosed with wet macular degeneration, a disease that affects his sight, Lasko’s use of computing software, specifically Microsoft Paint, allows the artist to enlarge sections of his works and paint them pixel-by-pixel, developing his own contemporary pointillist style. His works range from abstract designs to landscapes and still lifes. 


Artist Reception: 5-7 p.m. Thursday. On view until March 30. Philip M. Meyers Jr. Memorial Gallery, Steger Student Life Center, University of Cincinnati campus, Clifton, [email protected], 513-556-2839.

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