About Margaret A. Oppenheimer
Click here to watch Margaret on C-SPAN, discussing the marriage between Eliza Jumel and Aaron Burr during a program filmed at the Museum of American Finance.
Margaret A. Oppenheimer holds a Ph.D. in art history from New York University. She is the author of The French Portrait: Revolution to Restoration (2005), the collaborating writer of the first edition of Art: A Brief History (2000), and a contributor to A Personal Gathering; Paintings and Sculpture from the Collection of William I. Koch (1996). Her articles on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century French art have appeared in Apollo, the Gazette des Beaux-Arts, the Metropolitan Museum Journal, and other publications.
Margaret has an unlikely sideline as a medical writer, and is the author of a consumer-health book, Beat Crohn’s! Getting to Remission with Enteral Nutrition (2009). In her off-hours from working as a writer and copy editor, she volunteers as a docent at the Morris-Jumel Mansion.
An active member of Toastmasters from 2009 to 2014, Margaret enjoys speaking before an audience. She talks to her computer, too—for the last 15 years, she has done all of her writing using voice-recognition software. (No, her computer is not named HAL.)
Click here to contact Margaret's literary agent, Malaga Baldi.
For media inquiries and requests for review copies of The Remarkable Rise of Eliza Jumel, click here to contact Caitlin Eck, Publicity Manager, Chicago Review Press.
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