Ewa Lajer-Burcharth is William Dorr Boardman Professor of Fine Arts in the Department of History of Art and Architecture at Harvard University. A specialist in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century French art, she has also written extensively on contemporary art, including, among others, the artists such as Janine Antoni, Gary Hill, Mona Hatoum, Mary Kelly, Pipilotti Rist, Sam Taylor-Wood, Amy Sillman, Jane and Louise Wilson, and Krzysztof Wodiczko. Her books include Necklines: The Art of Jacques-Louis David after the Terror (Yale University Press, 1999), Chardin Material (Sternberg Press, 2011); Interiors and Interiority (with Beate Söntgen, De Gruyter, 2015); Painting Beyond Itself: A Medium in the Post-Medium Condition (with Isabelle Graw, Sternberg Press, 2016); and The Painter's Touch: Boucher, Chardin, Fragonard (Princeton University Press, 2018). Her most recent research and writing has been focused on drawing as an act, a medium and an object. She has recently curated an exhibition Drawing: The Invention of the Modern Medium at Harvard Art Museum and coedited its catalogue (with Elizabeth M. Rudy, 2017).