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By Jane Kamensky

ISBN-10: 0393240010

ISBN-13: 9780393240016

ISBN-10: 0393354865

ISBN-13: 9780393354867

This daring new background recovers an unknown American Revolution as noticeable throughout the eyes of Boston-born painter John Singleton Copley.

Boston within the 1740s: a bustling port on the fringe of the British empire. A boy comes of age in a small wood apartment alongside the lengthy Wharf, which juts into the harbor, as if attaining for London millions of miles around the ocean. someday in his formative years, he learns to draw.

That boy used to be John Singleton Copley, who turned, through the 1760s, colonial America’s foremost painter. His brush captured the faces of his neighbors—ordinary males like Paul Revere, John Hancock, and Samuel Adams—who might turn into the innovative heroes of a brand new usa. this present day, in museums throughout the United States, Copley’s remarkable pics evoke patriotic fervor and rebellious optimism.

The artist, even though, didn't percentage his topics’ politics. Copley’s country used to be Britain; his capital, London. whilst uprising sundered Britain’s empire, either relations and calling decided the painter’s allegiances. He sought the most important canvas for his abilities and the most secure domestic for his relatives. So, by the point the us declared its independence, Copley and his relatives have been in London. He painted America’s revolution from a miles shore, as Britain’s American War.

An intimate portrait of the artist and his notable instances, Jane Kamensky’s A Revolution in Color masterfully finds the area of the yank Revolution, a spot in time riven via divided loyalties and tangled sympathies. very like the realm during which he lived, Copley’s existence and occupation have been marked through dazzling rises and devastating falls. yet notwithstanding his ambivalence price him dearly, the painter’s achievements in either Britain and the US made him a towering determine of either countries’ creative legacies.

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