Douglas K. Look died on Sunday morning, Jan. 22 at Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Oak Bluffs. He was 77.

Doug was born in Oak Bluffs on Jan. 2, 1940, the only son of Ralph A. Look Jr. and Millicent Luce Look. He grew up and lived most of his life in the family home on the corner of Franklin and Centre streets in Vineyard Haven.

He graduated from Tisbury High School in 1958. He was drafted and trained at Fort Hunter Liggett where he learned to be a hospital laboratory technician in California.

As a boy he was a student of local artist Sidney Riggs. He later studied art at the Art Students League and the New School in New York city. Doug worked as a lab technician at St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford, but returned to Martha’s Vineyard and became a landscape gardener. He cared for several homes in Vineyard Haven for over 40 years.

He was an artist and a landscape gardener, a tennis player and a scientist.

A lifelong learner, he loved books and ideas and good food and conversation.

He went back and forth from drawing and painting tiny worlds to studying them under microscopes until he became completely blind from advanced glaucoma three and a half years ago.

He is survived by his daughter Sara Luce Look, granddaughter Zelda Jane Look of Pine Lake, Ga., and by many Island friends and extended family.

Donations in his memory may be made to Friends of the Vineyard Haven Public Library, 200 Main St., Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 or to The Oliver Sacks Foundation, 225 West 83rd Street, Suite 12A, New York, NY 10011.