BRIDGTON, MAINE — The largely self-taught artist and inventor Rufus Porter (1792–1884) painted murals, portraits, landscapes, gunboats and sleighs. He taught music and dance, built a grist mill and a camera obscura, invented a design for a revolving rifle that he sold to Samuel Colt and founded both the enduring publication Scientific American, which dates to 1845, and the short-lived Aerial Navigation Company. An exhibition at the Rufus Porter Museum through October 12 asks whether Porter, indisputably a creative genius, was influenced by others.... Read more
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