When a brilliant inventor was robbed of his life’s work, his son did the the only reasonable thing: he became a robber.

Walter is currently producing a film called The Unknowns: Talent is Colorblind. The film tells the incredible true story of “The Highway,” a group of self-taught African-American painters living in the Jim Crow South who — when no one was looking — invented a whole new style of art. You can learn more about the film — and about the Highwaymen — by visiting its website. www.theunknownsmovietalentiscolorblind.com/

To learn more about the life of Walter Shaw Sr. and his inventions, be sure to check out Walter Jr.’s memoir, License To Steal, and the documentary Genius On Hold. {listen}