Jane Kamensky is a professor of history at Harvard University and the faculty director of the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Her many books include The Exchange Artist, a finalist for the George Washington Book Prize.
Copley was in London when resistance escalated into war. This profile brings his world alive, exploring the difficult relationships between liberty and slavery, family duty and personal ambition. -- What We're Reading - The Independent ... very readable account of the life and times of John Singleton Copley. -- The Art Newspaper ... lively and insightful book... Kamensky has produced an exemplary historical biography... A Revolution in Color is a thumping good read and makes a significant contribution to our appreciation of the often misunderstood and underappreciated Copley. -- Loyd Grossman - The Burlington Magazine Jane Kamensky has not only crafted a stunning biography but also a truly singular account of The American Revolution. A Revolution in Color masterfully unravels any easy distinctions between patriots and loyalists. -- Amanda Foreman ...intriguing... richly layered biography... -- Times Literary Supplement Jane Kamensky's brilliant new biography... a spirited and at times heartbreaking narrative of [Copley's] life and the tumultuous world he inhabited. -- Literary Review ... I commend Kamensky's skill as a writer. Even if you had little interest in such a man as Copley, this is a deeply enjoyable book. -- David Aaronovitch, Book of the Week - The Times