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.
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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.
Major museums and art collectors worldwide love his work. Those fortunate enough to actually know him love it even more. Come along for an exclusive look inside the life of 104-year-old artist Harold Rotenberg.
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.