Jonathan Fineberg is Professor of Art History at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He has also taught at Yale, Harvard, and Columbia Universities and is a trustee of The Phillips Collection in Washington, DC. Fineberg has curated major exhibitions in the United States and abroad and published more than a dozen books and catalogs as well as over 40 articles in journals ranging from Artforum to The New York Times. His most recent books include: Christo and Jeanne-Claude: On the Way to the Gates, Art Since 1940: Strategies of Being and Imagining America: Icons of 20th Century American Art. He has won numerous awards including the 1969 Pulitzer Fellowship in Critical Writing, the National Endowment for the Arts Art Critic's Fellowship, the Dedalus Foundation Senior Research Fellowship, a Japan Foundation Senior Fellowship, and the College Art Association's Award for Distinguished Teaching in the History of Art.