A young man painted these pictures and hoped to be accepted in one of the great art schools of his region.
He served in the military, but always carried his paints.
He applied to art schools and was repeatedly rejected. He was crushed. He never became an artist.
He was Adolph Hitler. You know what he became instead.
What if his heart and talents had been channeled into art? Better a mediocre artist than a monstrous dictator.
Thanks to Daniel Williams and to Phil Rafferty who made me aware of this story.