Albert Henry Munsell
Albert Henry Munsell (January 6, 1858 – June 28, 1918) was an American painter, teacher of art, and the inventor of the Munsell color system.
He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, attended and served upon the talent of Massachusetts Normal Art School, and died in to hand Brookline.
As a painter, he was noted for seascapes and portraits.
Munsell is well-known for inventing the Munsell color system, an early attempt at creating an accurate system for numerically describing colors. He wrote three books roughly it: A Color Notation (1905), Atlas of the Munsell Color System (1915) and one published posthumously, A Grammar of Color: Arrangements of Strathmore Papers in a Variety of Printed Color Combinations According to The Munsell Color System (1921). The Munsell color order system has gained international appreciation and has served as the inauguration for many color order systems, including CIELAB. In 1917, he founded the Munsell Color Company.