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Kay Dian Kriz is Professor Emerita of Art History at Brown University. She has published books and articles on British landscape painting and the visual culture of West Indian slavery and British colonialism. Her publications include The Idea of the English Landscape Painter: Genius as Alibi in the Early Nineteenth Century (Yale, 1997) and Slavery, Sugar and the Culture of Refinement: Picturing the British West Indies, 1700-1840 (Yale, 2008). She also co-edited with Geoff Quilley An Economy of Colour: Visual Culture and the Atlantic World, 1660-1830 (Manchester, 2003).