100-Year-Old Artist Featured at HLGU Gallery

by Rebecca Sneed

Hannibal-LaGrange University’s Art Department is pleased to announce an exhibit by Len Moss, a local, 100-year-old artist and WWII veteran. The exhibit will run January 10, through February 2, with a special opening reception on Friday, January 27, at 6 pm.

Born on December 13, 1916, Moss’ colorful life is reflected in his paintings. After graduating with a degree in art in 1938, he went on to ride freight trains across the US during the depression. He worked on a fishing schooner off the coast of Newfoundland, and served the US Navy in WWII, the Korean Conflict, and the Vietnam War before retiring in 1967.

Moss paints landscapes, portraits, and still life. Sometimes his art is inspired by his naval career, and sometimes it’s just because the subject itself is inspiring.

“Living this long, while it’s a privilege, it also has its drawbacks,” he said. “But I’m not complaining, just stating the facts.”

For more information on the exhibit, contact Michael Chlebanowski, associate professor of art, at 573-629-3176 or via email at mchlebanowski@hlg.edu.