Fred Orton (born 1949) is a scholar of art history and art theory at the University of Leeds. With Griselda Pollock he wrote Avant-Gardes and Partisans Reviewed and Vincent van Gogh: Artist of his Time. A social historian of art, he is influenced by Marxist theory. He is also one of the editors of a collection on the Ruthwell and Bewcastle crosses, and with Catherine Karkov edited an important collection on Anglo-Saxon stone sculpture; he contributed one essay, and three other essays are responses to his.
- Fragments of History: Rethinking the Ruthwell and Bewcastle Monuments (2007, with Ian N. Wood and Clare Lees)
- Theorizing Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture Medieval European Studies 4. (Morgantown: West Virginia UP, 2003, with Catherine Karkov)
- Avant-Gardes and Partisans Reviewed (Manchester: Manchester UP, 1996)
- Vincent van Gogh: Artist of his Time (London: Phaidon, 1978)
- Thomson, Richard (2008). Vincent Van Gogh: The Starry Night. The Museum of Modern Art. p. 41. ISBN 9780870707483.
- Harris, Jonathan (2002). The New Art History: A Critical Introduction. Routledge. p. 22. ISBN 9781134582501.
- Coatsworth, Elizabeth (2005). "Rev. of Karkov and Orton, Theorizing Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture". Speculum. 80 (1): 906–7. doi:10.1017/s0038713400008460.
- Boldrick, Stacy (2008). "Out of Place: Fragments of History. Rethinking the Ruthwell and Bewcastle Monuments by Fred Orton, Ian Wood, Clare Lees". Oxford Art Journal. 31 (3): 431–35.
- Wolohojian, Stephan; Tahinci, Anna (2003). A Private Passion: 19th-century Paintings and Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthop Collection, Harvard University. Metropolitan Museum of Art. p. 512. ISBN 9781588390769.
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