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I was sad to learn today that Abe Graber, a 103-year-old artist I interviewed back in March, passed away on April 16 after a bout of pneumonia. As if living more than a century weren’t impressive, the Gaithersburg, Md., resident studied under Arshile Gorky; painted a 50-by-20-foot mural when partially blind and 96 years old; and continued painting even after he became legally blind. You can see some of his art on his Web site.
Photograph by Charles Steck