Ed Hatch: Finding Extraordinary in the Ordinary

Ed Hatch: Finding Extraordinary in the Ordinary

It’s the summer of 1972. Ed Hatch just graduated from Hopewell High School and landed a job at a local plant unloading liquid fertilizer from train cars. But whenever there was a lull in the day, Hatch whipped out his pen and pad and got to sketching.

Hatch’s boss caught wind of this, but his response wasn’t what you’d expect.

“He literally picked the phone up and said ‘Call Richard Bland and take art classes, will ya?’” Hatch reminisced with a chuckle.

He obliged—and the decision changed his life forever.


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