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Died  29 April 2002, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Education  University of Cambridge (1985)
Awards  Guggenheim Fellowship for Humanities, US & Canada
Books  Mirror in parchment, Image on the Edge, Gothic Art: Glorious Visions, The Gargoyles of Notre, The Gothic idol

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



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

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. In 2001 he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship.

He died of a brain tumor on 29 April 2002.


  • 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)
  • Visuality before and beyond the Renaissance (2000)
  • References

    Michael Camille Wikipedia

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