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Samuel Morse

 (1791 - 1872)
Samuel Finley Breese Morse was active/lived in New York, South Carolina, Massachusetts / England.  Samuel Morse is known for portrait, historical, landscape painting, dagguerreotypes, inventions.

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Samuel 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.

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About  Samuel Morse

Born:  1791 - Charlestown, Massachusetts
Died:   1872 - New York City
Known for:  portrait, historical, landscape painting, dagguerreotypes, inventions