Donal Albert (Horr) Hord
(1902 - 1966)
Donal Albert (Horr) Hord was active/lived in California, Washington. Donal Hord is known for wood and stone figurative sculpture.
Biography Donal Albert (Horr) Hord
Born Donald Albert Horr, the future sculptor’s mother changed the spelling of their last name when she separated from her husband in 1909. Eventually moving to Seattle with his mother, Donal developed rheumatic fever which left him with a permanently damaged heart. The doctors encouraged the youth to move to a warmer climate, so he and his mother moved to San Diego in the Summer of 1916. Being an invalid, Donal could not attend regular school so he spent time in the library educating himself in a wide variety of subject including ancient cultures, literature, music and art.
When he became strong enough, Hord began to attend craft classes at the San Diego Evening High School, studying sculpture with Anna Valentien. By the age of sixte
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