K. Dian Kriz is Professor Emerita of Art History in the Department of History of Art and Architecture at Brown University. She is the author of The Idea of the English Landscape Painter: Genius as Alibi in the Early Nineteenth Century (Yale, 1997) and co-editor (with Geoff Quilley) of <An Economy of Colour: Visual Culture and the Atlantic World, 1660-1830 (Manchester, 2003). In 2008 she published Slavery, Sugar and the Culture of Refinement: Picturing the British West Indies, 1700-1840 (Yale University Press), which was awarded the prize for best book on art after 1800, by the Historians of British Art.