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Episode #14: Samuel F. B. Morse's Gallery of the Louvre

Episode #14: Samuel F. B. Morse's Gallery of the Louvre

How many know that the inventor of the telegraph and co-creator of Morse code--Samuel F. B. Morse-- was a successful artist, too? And crazily enough, one of his paintings in particular, foreshadowed his interest in communication tools, providing the impetus for revolutionizing communication--and, indeed, the world as we know it. Listen in for details on Morse's masterpiece, Gallery of the Louvre.               

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Want more art-historical goodness? Check out the links below:

The National Gallery of Art's exhibition page: with video, exhibition brochure, and more great info

The History Blog's Profile on Morse the Artist

Samuel Morse's Other Masterpiece: Smithsonian Magazine

Samuel Morse's Early Works

Six Things You May Not Know about Samuel Morse: History.com

Samuel Morse website for more details: Samuelmorse.net                                                              

Episode #15: Hans-Joachim Bohlmann and Serial Art Vandalism

Episode #15: Hans-Joachim Bohlmann and Serial Art Vandalism

Episode #13: Diego and Frida, Part 2

Episode #13: Diego and Frida, Part 2