Today is Thanksgiving in Canada and I have a lot to be thankful for.
I'm thankful I was fortunate enough to not be born into poverty. That, in childhood, I was never stricken by terrible ailments like tuberculosis or heart trouble. I'm thankful I didn't have to quit school as a child to work day and night to support my mother and siblings. I try to imagine being married and having a child by age sixteen, and working like mad to support them as well, all the while wishing I had the time and money to go to art school and fulfill my dream to become an artist.
This is what the life of young Albert Dorne was like. "When I was 5 years old [I] made a big decision," wrote Albert Dorne about his life, "I was going to become an artist and make a lot of money."
This week, a look at the incredible life and art of Albert Dorne.