Michael C. FitzGerald is Professor of Fine Arts at Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut. After his A.B. in 1976 from Stanford University, FitzGerald obtained both his MBA and Ph.D. degrees from Columbia University in 1986 and 1987, respectively. He has worked for Christie’s New York City Art Auction House and for several museums including New York City’s Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art. His books and exhibitions include Making Modernism: Picasso and the Creation of the Market for 20th Century Art (1995), Picasso and American Art (2006), and Post-Picasso: Contemporary Reactions (Museu Picasso Barcelona, 2014). He has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and Terra Foundation for American Art.