Michael M. Fried (born 1939) is a poet, art historian, art critic, and literary critic. an art critic and art historian. He is a professor of Humanities and Art History at the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore.
- Powers (poems), The Review, 1973.
- Absorption and Theatricality: Painting and Beholder in the Age of Diderot, University of California Press, 1980.
- Realism, Writing, Disfiguration: On Thomas Eakins and Stephen Crane, University of Chicago Press, 1987.
- Courbet's Realism, University of Chicago Press, 1990.
- To the Center of the Earth, Noonday Press, 1994.
- Manet's Modernism, or, The Face of Painting in the 1860s, University of Chicago Press, 1996.
- Art and Objecthood: Essays and Reviews, University of Chicago Press, 1998.
- Menzel's Realism: Art and Embodiment in Nineteenth-Century, Yale University Press, 2002.
- Why Photography Matters as Art as Never Before, Yale University Press, 2008.
- The Moment of Caravaggio, Princeton University Press, 2010.
- "Manet's Sources: Aspects of his Art, 1859-1865", Artforum 8:7, Mar 1969, pp 28-82.
- "Painting Memories: On the Containment of the Past in Baudelaire and Manet", Critical Inquiry 10:3, Mar 1984, pp 510-542.