73 Year Old Amazing Excel Spreadsheet Artist: Tatsuo Horiuchi
Tatsuo Horiuchi thought that he wanted to do something new shortly before he retired from being a medical equipment engineer. He bought a new computer to do his “new thing”. Around the year 2000, he started to draw pictures using Excel software. He originally used Word software to make his illustrations, however he didn’t like the limited space in Word documents. Then, he tried the preinstalled Excel software and fell in love with the unlimited space in Excel documents.
Tatsuo submitted his paintings to some art galleries, but the galleries only criticized his work. Without getting discouraged, Horiuchi kept asking them for advice and he gradually improved his painting skills. Now, he is the recipient of numerous art awards. Looking at his beautiful traditional Japanese Ukiyoe style pictures, it is hard to believe that he ‘draws’ all of these complex pictures using only Excel.
Here are some photos of his paintings.
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