Nicholas Ogden Rood
His interest in colours encompassed the scientific and artistic points of view, and both these aspects underlay his attempts to impose a systematic order on colours. In addition to a double cone with a black and a white tip, Rood produced a
Date: In 1879, the American physicist Nicolas Odgen Rood published his research and findings on physiological optics.
Country of origin: USA
Basic colours: Red, green and blue
Bibliography: N. O. Rood, «Modern Chromatics with Application to Art and Industry», Chicago 1879; F. Birren, «Principles of Color», New York 1969; A. Hope und M. Walsh, «The Color Compendium», New York 1990.