Prof. Ferid Hudhri (PhD) is an art historian and researcher in visual arts.
He was born in 1949 in Albania. In 1974 he graduated from the Academy of Arts in Tirana. In 1986 he completed a postgraduate degree in Art History, and in 1990 a specialised training in Art History at the Museum of Louvre in Paris. He also received training from the Central European University in Prague from 1993 – 1994.
During 1974 – 1985 he worked at the League of Writers and Artists of Albania as an editor in visual arts at “Drita” newspaper. In 1986 he joined the Academy of Sciences and in the years 1992 – 1997 he became head of the Centre of Art Studies of the Academy of Sciences in Tirana. Since 2008 he has been working as a historian of visual arts at the Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Art Studies at the Centre of Albanian Studies. He continues to travel abroad for research purposes in many countries including France, United Kingdom, Australia, Italy, Greece, Egypt and USA.
He is the author of many articles, researches, papers and conferences of art history. His most successful books are: Albania and Albanians in World Art published first in Albanian (1989) then in English (1990), Art of Albanian Renaissance, which was awarded the ‘Silver Pen’ prize in Tirana in 2002, Albania Through Art published in Albanian and English (2008) and Albanians in World Art Encyclopaedia, published in Albanian (2012) and soon to be published in English.
The Encyclopaedia Albanians in World Art is a collective of all the work and discovery he has achieved in his whole scientific and art career.