The Art of Rebellion


Harold Garde is a great-great-grandfather, and, by most accounts, a great, great artist. Now in his mid-90s, the renowned artist is not only still painting daily in his home studio, he sees his work as the ultimate act of artistic rebellion.

Garde refuses to paint for the galleries, collectors, shows or museums, but is instead focused on pleasing one person: himself.

“I’m rebelling against things I can’t do anymore, options I no longer have,” he tells Growing Bolder. “But I’m not living in the regret of that.”

Wait until you hear his response to the opinion some have that life is not worth living after the age of 75 or 80. His answer will shock you, and, more importantly, make you think about your own outlook on aging.