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ISCC Webinar – Albert H. Munsell: The Father of Color Science?

A portrait of color scientist and educator Albert Munsell

As a part of the ISCC’s webinar series focused on the Munsell Centennial Color Symposium, John Seymour, aka “John the Math Guy,”  will present a webinar: “Albert Munsell – the Father of Color Science?”

John Seymour has been writing about Munsell for many years, talking about his passion for teaching color. He cites his many accomplishments in the field of color, including:

  • The 1899 patent for the color sphere which was intended as a color education tool.
  • The 1902 patent for a spinning top where color cards could be affixed to the surface to create various color effects.
  • In 1904 he worked with teachers in Boston to standardize the teaching of color and developed the Munsell Crayons.
  • In 1906 he patented a color chart (or scale) to order and arrange colors.

Patent drawings by Albert Munsell for a color sphere

But does John think this makes him the “Father of Color Science?” Register for the webinar to find out.

Webinar Details

Topic: Albert Munsell – the Father of Color Science?
Date: February 21st, 2018
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 PM EST
Registration Link:

In the meantime, you can check out John’s latest posts on this topic:

John Seymour will be a keynote speaker at The Munsell Color Symposium, which will be held June 10th – 15th, 2018 in Boston. Check out this interview with the event co-chairs for more info on the symposium or visit the symposium website.


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