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Fred Orton (born 1949) is a scholar of art history and art theory at the University of Leeds. With Griselda Pollock he wrote Avant-Gardes and Partisans Reviewed and Vincent van Gogh: Artist of his Time. A social historian of art, he is influenced by Marxist theory. He is also one of the editors of a collection on the Ruthwell and Bewcastle crosses, and with Catherine Karkov edited an important collection on Anglo-Saxon stone sculpture; he contributed one essay, and three other essays are responses to his.