Jonathan Ribner, associate professor, director of Graduate Admission, Department of History of Art and Architecture, Boston University

Benjamin West and John Singleton Copley were born in colonial America and made successful careers in London. See how they absorbed European high culture and sensationally modernized the painting of history.

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Above: John Singleton Copley, Thomas Lane and His Sister Harriot, about 1792.  54.573. Oil on canvas. Emily L. Ainsley Fund.