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Charles R. 'Hap' Hazard, former longtime Baltimore Sun artist, dies

Charles R. 'Hap' Hazard, former longtime Baltimore Sun artist, dies

Charles R. “Hap” Hazard, a former longtime Baltimore Sun artist known for his pen and ink drawings of subjects ranging from city neighborhoods to newsmakers, died Tuesday at his Owings Mills home from complications from diabetes. He was 70.

Mr. Hazard was a respected figure for more than three decades for readers of The Sun. With his head perpetually wreathed in smoke from his ever-present pipe and his casual attire, he commanded an art department drawing table in the newsroom littered with brushes, pens, ink, paints, paper and a half-cocked glue pot.

“He had an exquisite talent for drawing wildlife and pungent cartoons of political figures. They were very old-school,” said...

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