In this episode of Surviving & Thriving, meet a renowned artist in his mid-90s who still paints every day. Find out why he has no plans of living his final years quietly. Plus, a former soldier explains how his wartime experiences in Iraq inspired him to enroll in med school — in his 40s!
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Now in his mid-90s, world-renowned artist Harold Garde not only still paints daily in his home studio, he sees his work as the ultimate act of artistic rebellion. He explains to Growing Bolder why he refuses to paint for the galleries, collectors, shows or museums, but is instead focused on pleasing one person: himself. Listen to him speak passionately on the art of aging, society’s focus on legacies and the privilege he thinks every aging person deserves.
Harold Garde is nearly 90 years old, yet his abstract paintings are more sought after than ever. A museum is displaying his largest piece ever in a big way. See how the man and his art are stopping traffic and rewriting the rules.
Harold Garde would be a great artist at any age. His work hangs in museums from Florida to Wyoming to Houston and it’s collected by art lovers across the world. But he just happens to be in his late 80s and he’s still creating new art every day.
We’re highlighting the Growing Bolder philosophy through the stories of men and women who prove how great life can be when you’re bold enough to pursue your passions.
The art of Harold Garde works its way into your soul. And so does the man himself. At age 85, he is as inspiring as his works. Enjoy a rare glimpse of one of America’s most provocative and respected expressionists.
If there’s anyone to hold up as an example of Growing Bolder, it’s Harold Garde. Now in his 80s, Harold has been painting for more than five decades. His creative process is stronger and better than ever, and his work will grab your attention.