Profile: Scipio Moorhead (1773)

Scipio Moorhead was an enslaved African-American artist who lived in Boston, Massachusetts. Moorhead is known through the contemporary African-American poet Phillis Wheatley’s poem, dedicated “To S. M. a young African Painter, on seeing his Works”, published in Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral, 1773. His full name was learned from period marginalia. Continue reading Profile: Scipio Moorhead (1773)