Brian O'Doherty is an Irish art critic, writer, artist, and academic. He has lived in New York City for more than 50 years.
O’Doherty started his working life as a medical doctor. Following his emigration to the USA in 1957, he established himself as an influential writer and critic. He is best known for his seminal essays, Inside the White Cube: The Ideology of the Gallery Space (1976). He also writes novels, including The Strange Case of Mademoiselle P (1992), the 2000 Booker Prize-nominated The Deposition of Father McGreevy (1999), and The Crossdresser’s Secret (2014).