An 80-year-old St. Charles man who overcame a childhood speech impediment that encouraged him to communicate through art, is now an author whose coffee-table book showcases his work, the Daily Herald’s Dave Heun reports.
Graphic artist Bert Hoddinott Jr. retired in 1994, before computer graphics transformed his profession. He still uses traditional media, drawing with pencil and paper, painting, and carving wood, according to the Daily Herald.
It is his work in those traditional media, from 1956 through 2012, that is the subject of his 104-page book, Reflections: The Art of Bert Hoddinott Jr. ($35, plus shipping and handling, via his website).
Hoddinott told the Daily Herald he was encouraged to publish a book of his work by his wife, Barbara, and son Bert III.