Michael Fried

Professor Emeritus of the Humanities and Academy Professor, Johns Hopkins University

A poet, art historian, art critic, and literary critic. He has written extensively about abstract painting and sculpture since World War II, about French painting and art criticism from the mid-eighteenth century to the advent of Edouard Manet, about numerous painters, photographers, as well as poets and writers including Thomas Eakins, Adolph Menzel, Gustav Flaubert, Jeff Wall, Thomas Struth, Luc Delahaye, among others. He has long been engaged by prob­lems of modern­ism, abstraction, realism, theatri­cality, objecthood, self-portraiture, and the everyday.