Review of A Revolution in Color by Jane Kamensky

A Revolution in Color: The World of John Singleton Copley - Jane Kamensky

It has been a long time since I enjoyed reading a history book as much as I did A Revolution in Color by Jane Kamensky.  This book tells the story of John Singleton Copley, the master-painter who came to prominence during the years of the American Revolution.  It is much more than a simple biography though - the book also tells the story of Revolutionary Boston, New York City, and London as Copley moved around during his life.  It looks at the world of painting and how important it was considered by most people of the time both in America and abroad.  For me, this book took a period I have read a great deal about, and it make it exciting again with new information about aspects of the period I had never really thought about.