Famous 20th Century Critics & Connoisseurs
Phillip SchofieldPhillip Schofield
01 April 1962, British
Television Presenter
Evelyn WaughEvelyn Waugh
28 October 1903, British
Writer

Theodor W. AdornoTheodor W. Adorno
11 September 1903, German
Philosopher

Roland BarthesRoland Barthes
12 November 1915, French
French Literary Theorist & Philosopher

Maria AltmannMaria Altmann
18 February 1916, Austrian, American
Art Collector

Robert HughesRobert Hughes
28 July 1938, Australian
Art Critic, Writer
Slavoj ŽižekSlavoj Žižek
21 March 1949, Slovenian
Philosopher

Paul SchraderPaul Schrader
22 July 1946, American
Screenwriter

Mark SteynMark Steyn
08 December 1959, Canadian
Writer
Henry Louis Gates Jr.Henry Louis Gates Jr.
16 September 1950, American
Author

Michael SorkinMichael Sorkin
02 August 1948, American
Critic
Gene SiskelGene Siskel
26 January 1946, American
Journalist, Television presenter, Film critic

Robert ChristgauRobert Christgau
18 April 1942, American
Journalist, Reporter, Essayist, Writer, Music

George SteinerGeorge Steiner
23 April 1929, French, American
Philosopher, Novelist, Writer, University teacher,

George PlimptonGeorge Plimpton
18 March 1927, American
Journalists

Mark KermodeMark Kermode
02 July 1963, British
Television presenter, Musician, Journalist
Frederick R. KochFrederick R. Koch
26 August 1933, American
Art collector

Mimi Gardner GatesMimi Gardner Gates
1943 AD, American
curator

Rupert SheldrakeRupert Sheldrake
28 June 1942, British
Author

Maurice BergerMaurice Berger
22 May 1956, American
Historian
Pauline KaelPauline Kael
19 June 1919, American
Film critic, Writer, Journalist

Jacqueline RoqueJacqueline Roque
24 February 1926, French
choreographer, painter, model
Michael WinnerMichael Winner
30 October 1935, British
Film director, Film producer, Screenwriter,

Robert MondaviRobert Mondavi
18 June 1913, American
Winegrower

Anne TylerAnne Tyler
25 October 1941, American
Novelist
Kurt LoderKurt Loder
05 May 1945, American
Film critic

Fredric JamesonFredric Jameson
14 April 1934, American
Essayist, Political scientist, Writer, Professor,
Samuel R. DelanySamuel R. Delany
01 April 1942, American
Writer

Frank O'HaraFrank O'Hara
27 March 1926, American
Poet

Jay RaynerJay Rayner
14 September 1966, British
Presenter, Journalist, Food critic
William Ernest HenleyWilliam Ernest Henley
23 August 1849, British
Poet

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Leonard MaltinLeonard Maltin
18 December 1950, American
Journalist, Art historian, Film critic,
Waldemar JanuszczakWaldemar Januszczak
12 January 1954, British
Journalist

Rex ReedRex Reed
02 October 1938, American
Actor, Film actor, Journalist

Richard RoeperRichard Roeper
17 October 1959, American
Journalist

Danny BakerDanny Baker
22 June 1957, British
Disc jockey, Presenter, Journalist, Music critic
Terry EagletonTerry Eagleton
22 February 1943, British
Literary critic
Tom VerlaineTom Verlaine
13 December 1949, American
Guitarist, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Songwriter

A. O. ScottA. O. Scott
10 July 1966, American
Journalist, Film critic

Giles Lytton StracheyLytton Strachey
01 March 1880, British
Writer

Ford Madox FordFord Madox Ford
17 December 1873, British
Novelist
Vladimir ProppVladimir Propp
29 April 1895, Russian
anthropologist, linguist, writer, university

Frank BruniFrank Bruni
31 October 1964, American
Journalist

Harvey PekarHarvey Pekar
08 October 1939, American
Comics artist, Autobiographer, Writer, Music

Meta Ann DoakAnnie Dillard
30 April 1945, American
Author

Stephen Thomas ErlewineStephen Thomas Erlewine
18 June 1973, American
Journalist, Writer, Musicologist, Music critic
John LahrJohn Lahr
12 July 1941, American
Biographer, Journalist

Clement GreenbergClement Greenberg
16 January 1909, American
Art collector, Art historian, Art critic,
Ruth ReichlRuth Reichl
16 January 1948, American
Journalist

Harry KnowlesHarry Knowles
11 December 1971, American
Actor, Journalist

Northrop FryeNorthrop Frye
14 July 1912, Canadian
Writer, Philosopher, Educationist, Cleric, Poet,
James AgeeJames Agee
27 November 1909, American
Novelist

Charles MaurrasCharles Maurras
20 April 1868, French
Author
I. A. RichardsI. A. Richards
26 February 1893, British, American
Educator

Peter AckroydPeter Ackroyd
05 October 1949, British
Writer

Robbie RossRobbie Ross
25 May 1869, Canadian, French, British
Journalist

Scott RitterScott Ritter
15 July 1961, American
Writer, Officer

Walter PaterWalter Pater
04 August 1839, British
Essayist
Kenneth TynanKenneth Tynan
02 April 1927, British
Diarist, Theatre critic, Screenwriter

Erin McNaughtErin McNaught
22 May 1982, Australian
Actor, Model, Beauty pageant contestant, Music

Ruth Graves WakefieldRuth Graves Wakefield
17 June 1903, American
Chef, Patent inventor, Teacher, Businessperson,

Darius MilhaudDarius Milhaud
04 September 1892, French
Classical composer, Conductor, Autobiographer,
Armond WhiteArmond White
24 April 1953, American
Film critic

Eve Kosofsky SedgwickEve Kosofsky Sedgwick
02 May 1950, American
Academic Scholar
Janet MaslinJanet Maslin
12 August 1949, American
Journalist, Literary critic, Music critic

Molly MeldrumMolly Meldrum
29 January 1943, Australian
Music critic, Record producer, Composer

Wesley MorrisWesley Morris
1975 AD, American
writer, film critic, journalist
Bosley CrowtherBosley Crowther
13 July 1905, American
Journalist, Film critic

Louis AragonLouis Aragon
03 October 1897, French
Writer, Journalist, Politician, Poet, Novelist,
Elaine ShowalterElaine Showalter
21 January 1941, American
Literary critic

Vincent CanbyVincent Canby
27 July 1924, American
Journalist

Jerry SaltzJerry Saltz
19 March 1951, American
art historian, historian, journalist
Arthur DantoArthur Danto
01 January 1924, American
Art critic

Pierre SchaefferPierre Schaeffer
14 August 1910, French
Composer, Radio personality, Engineer,
Gabriel MarcelGabriel Marcel
07 December 1889, French
Playwright, Philosopher, Writer, University

William Dean HowellsWilliam Dean Howells
01 March 1837, American
Novelist

David FrickeDavid Fricke
04 June 1952, American
Journalist, Writer, Music critic

Clive BellClive Bell
16 September 1881, British
Art Critic
Brian SewellBrian Sewell
15 June 1931, British
journalist, autobiographer, art critic, art
Stanley FishStanley Fish
19 April 1938, American
Scholar

Stanley CrouchStanley Crouch
14 December 1945, American
Musician, Novelist, Writer, Music critic,

Simon ReynoldsSimon Reynolds
19 June 1963, British
Journalist, Music critic, Writer

James BerardinelliJames Berardinelli
25 September 1967, American
Film critic, Writer, Journalist
Lionel TrillingLionel Trilling
04 July 1905, American
Literary critic, Writer, Novelist, University

Larry GagosianLarry Gagosian
19 April 1945, American
Art collector

Andrew SarrisAndrew Sarris
31 October 1928, American
Writer, Film critic, Journalist

Donald HallDonald Hall
20 September 1928, American
Poet

Lee UfanLee Ufan
24 June 1936, South Korean
Painter
Kyle SmithKyle Smith
1966 AD, American
novelist, journalist, film critic

Greil MarcusGreil Marcus
19 June 1945, American
Historian, Music historian, Writer, Journalist,
Okakura KakuzōOkakura Kakuzō
14 February 1862, Japanese
Art critic

Viktor ShklovskyViktor Shklovsky
24 January 1893, Russian
Novelist
James BlishJames Blish
23 May 1921, American
Author
Richard HoggartRichard Hoggart
24 September 1918, British
Sociologist, University teacher