Michael Camille

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Michael Camille (1958–2002), Mary L. Block Professor at the University of Chicago, was an art historian specialized in the European Middle Ages.

Life[edit]

Michael Camille was born in Keighley, Yorkshire, on 6 March 1958.[1] He studied English and Art History at Peterhouse, Cambridge, graduating with a first class honours degree in 1980 and with a PhD in 1985.[2]

Immediately after obtaining his doctorate he began work at the University of Chicago, where he remained for the rest of his short career. He was best known for applying post-structuralist ideas to questions of medieval art history. In 1996 he visited Medieval Times with Ira Glass for a segment of This American Life.[3] In 2001 he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship.[4]

He died of a brain tumor on 29 April 2002.[5]

Works[edit]

  • The Gothic Idol (1989)
  • Image on the Edge (1992)
  • Master of Death: The Lifeless Art of Pierre Remiet, Illuminator (1996)
  • Mirror in Parchment: The Luttrell Psalter and the Making of Medieval England (1998)
  • The Medieval Art of Love (1998)
  • Visuality before and beyond the Renaissance (2000)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Obituary by Robert Nelson in The Guardian, Thursday, 16 May 2002. Accessed on 18 January 2016.
  2. ^ Robert S. Nelson and Linda Seidel, "Michael Camille: A Memorial", Gesta 41/2 (2002), 137-139.
  3. ^ Episode 38 – "Simulated Worlds"
  4. ^ Art Historian Michael Camille, 1958-2002, University of Chicago News Office, May 1, 2002. Accessed 18 January 2016.
  5. ^ Obituary by Robert Nelson in The Guardian, Thursday, 16 May 2002. Accessed on 18 January 2016.