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Inventor of Telegraph Communicated First Through Art

courtesy Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Samuel Morse is best known for his work with the telegraph and Morse code.  Prior to those inventions, Morse spent three years in Paris studying art.  As a means to bring works of art to the American people, Morse painted Gallery of the Louvre, a work that contains 38 other works within it.  An exhibition of the large painting begins Saturday at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.