Samuel F. B. Morse: Patron of the Arts and Science [NOOK Book]

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Biographical profile of Samuel F. B. Morse, one of America's foremost painters and world-renowned inventor. A fresco in the U.S. Capitol building depicts three great American inventors, Benjamin Franklin, Robert Fulton, and Samuel F. B. Morse with Minerva, the goddess of the arts, apropos because Morse first became a famous American painter and sculptor with such works as Dying Hercules (Metropolitan Museum of Art collection) and the portrait of Marquis de Lafayette . Called the "American Leonardo" and the ...
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Samuel F. B. Morse: Patron of the Arts and Science

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Overview

Biographical profile of Samuel F. B. Morse, one of America's foremost painters and world-renowned inventor. A fresco in the U.S. Capitol building depicts three great American inventors, Benjamin Franklin, Robert Fulton, and Samuel F. B. Morse with Minerva, the goddess of the arts, apropos because Morse first became a famous American painter and sculptor with such works as Dying Hercules (Metropolitan Museum of Art collection) and the portrait of Marquis de Lafayette . Called the "American Leonardo" and the "Lightning Man," Morse went on to develop the first practical telegraphic system, a method of communication that quickly enveloped the United States and most of the globe, a revolutionary system that helped shrink the Earth. Award-winning author and syndicated columnist Daniel Alef, who has written more than 300 biographical profiles of America's greatest tycoons, brings out the story of Morse and his remarkable life of ups, downs and achievements. [1,293-word Titans of Fortune article]
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608042081
  • Publisher: Titans of Fortune Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/4/2010
  • Series: Titans of Fortune
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 290 KB

Meet the Author

Daniel Alef has written many legal articles, one law book, one historical anthology, Centennial Stories, and authored the award-winning historical novel, Pale Truth (MaxIt Publishing, 2000). Foreword Magazine named Pale Truth book of the year for general fiction in 2001 and the novel received many outstanding reviews including ones from Publishers Weekly and the American Library Association's Booklist. A sequel to Pale Truth, currently entitled Measured Swords, has just been completed.
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A fresco in the U.S. Capitol building depicts three great American inventors, Benjamin Franklin, Robert Fulton, and Samuel F. B. Morse with Minerva, the goddess of the arts. The stories of Fulton and Morse bear an uncanny resemblance to one another. Fulton conceived and built the first efficient and profitable steamboat, heralding a new age of transportation, while Morse developed the first efficient telegraph and established a new age of communication.
There is more. Fulton wanted to become a great painter and went to London to study under American Benjamin West, a painter to the court of George III, founder of the Royal Academy, and known in London as the "American Raphael." Morse did exactly the same thing. He, too, went to London to become a great painter, and with Benjamin West's help became a student at the Royal Academy. Although Morse achieved great acclaim as a painter, both men subsequently gave up painting and pursued their other passion, inventions, leaving an indelible mark on global history.
Samuel F. B. Morse was born in 1791 in Charlestown, Mass, the oldest son of Jedidiah, a pastor who wrote a series of geography textbooks that were second in popularity only to Noah Webster's spelling books and bible.
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