A Revolution in Color: The World of John Singleton Copley
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By Jane Kamensky
Softcover, 526 pages
By the 1760s, John Singleton Copley became colonial America’s premier painter, capturing the likeness of individuals such as Paul Revere, John Hancock, and Samuel Adams who would become the revolutionary heroes of a new United States. However, Copley was loyal to Britain. For the sake of his career and family’s safety, when America declared its independence, Copley was in London, giving him the unique perspective of painting the American Revolution as Britain’s American War. With Jane Kamensky’s intimate narrative of Copley’s life, one experiences the world of the American Revolution with its divided loyalties and tangled sympathies.
Copyright 2016 Jane Kamensky with W. W. Norton & Company