Michael Fried

J.R. Herbert Boone Professor of Humanities and Art History

Johns Hopkins University

Art historian, art critic and literary critic, Michael Fried is J.R. Herbert Boone Professor of Humanities and Art History at Johns Hopkins University. In his work, Fried engages questions of modernism, realism, theatricality, objecthood, self-portraiture, embodiedness, and the everyday. He has also written histories of modern art, focusing on Edouard Manet, Gustave Courbet, and Adolph Menzel. Recent books include Why Photography Matters as Art as Never Before; The Moment of Caravaggio; Four Honest Outlaws: Sala, Ray, Marioni, Gordon; Flaubert's "Gueuloir": On Madame Bovary and Salammbô;  and Another Light: From Jacques-Louis David to Thomas Demand.