Samuel Finley Breese Morse
(1791 - 1872)
Samuel Finley Breese Morse was active/lived in New York, South Carolina / England. Samuel Morse is known for portrait, historical, landscape painting, dagguerreotypes, inventions.
Biography Samuel Finley Breese Morse
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Samuel Finley Breese Morse, artist and telegraph
inventor, was born in Charlestown, Massachusetts, the eldest child of
Rev. Jedidiah Morse and Elizabeth Ann Breese. Some biographers have
emphasized the influence of his father's evangelical Calvinism on
Morse, but much of his early life was spent away from home; he was
enrolled as a boarder at Phillips Academy in Andover at age eight. He
entered Yale in 1805 and graduated in 1810, obtaining some knowledge of
electricity (but not of electromagnetism, which had yet to be
discovered) from courses with Benjamin Silliman and Jeremiah Day. His
interest in art was evidenced only by a few miniatures that he painted
to help support himself.
After graduation he persuaded
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