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
Gene SiskelGene Siskel
26 January 1946, American
Journalist, Television presenter, Film critic

Mark SteynMark Steyn
08 December 1959, Canadian
Pundit, Writer, Journalist, Music critic

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

Paul SchraderPaul Schrader
22 July 1946, American
Screenwriter
Mark KermodeMark Kermode
02 July 1963, British
Television presenter, Musician, Journalist

George PlimptonGeorge Plimpton
18 March 1927, American
Journalists
Danny BakerDanny Baker
22 June 1957, British
Disc jockey, Presenter, Journalist, Music critic

Pauline KaelPauline Kael
19 June 1919, American
Film critic, Writer, Journalist

Leonard MaltinLeonard Maltin
18 December 1950, American
Journalist, Art historian, Film critic,
Rupert SheldrakeRupert Sheldrake
28 June 1942, British
Author

Fredric JamesonFredric Jameson
14 April 1934, American
Essayist, Political scientist, Writer, Professor,
Frank BruniFrank Bruni
31 October 1964, American
Journalist

Robert MondaviRobert Mondavi
18 June 1913, American
Winegrower

Michael WinnerMichael Winner
30 October 1935, British
Film director, Film producer, Screenwriter,
Samuel R. DelanySamuel R. Delany
01 April 1942, American
Writer

Frederick R. KochFrederick R. Koch
26 August 1933, American
Art collector
Rex ReedRex Reed
02 October 1938, American
Actor, Film actor, Journalist

Jay RaynerJay Rayner
14 September 1966, British
Presenter, Journalist, Food critic

Kurt LoderKurt Loder
05 May 1945, American
Film critic

A. O. ScottA. O. Scott
10 July 1966, American
Journalist, Film critic
Richard RoeperRichard Roeper
17 October 1959, American
Journalist
Jacqueline RoqueJacqueline Roque
24 February 1926, French
choreographer, painter, model

Terry EagletonTerry Eagleton
22 February 1943, British
Literary critic

John LahrJohn Lahr
12 July 1941, American
Biographer, Journalist

Tom VerlaineTom Verlaine
13 December 1949, American
Guitarist, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Songwriter
Armond WhiteArmond White
24 April 1953, American
Film critic

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Clement GreenbergClement Greenberg
16 January 1909, American
Art collector, Art historian, Art critic,

Vladimir ProppVladimir Propp
29 April 1895, Russian
anthropologist, linguist, writer, university

Stephen Thomas ErlewineStephen Thomas Erlewine
18 June 1973, American
Journalist, Writer, Musicologist, Music critic

Harvey PekarHarvey Pekar
08 October 1939, American
Comics artist, Autobiographer, Writer, Music
Northrop FryeNorthrop Frye
14 July 1912, Canadian
Writer, Philosopher, Educationist, Cleric, Poet,

Ford Madox FordFord Madox Ford
17 December 1873, British
Novelist
Molly MeldrumMolly Meldrum
29 January 1943, Australian
Music critic, Record producer, Composer

Peter AckroydPeter Ackroyd
05 October 1949, British
Writer

Harry KnowlesHarry Knowles
11 December 1971, American
Actor, Journalist
Kenneth TynanKenneth Tynan
02 April 1927, British
Diarist, Theatre critic, Screenwriter

Janet MaslinJanet Maslin
12 August 1949, American
Journalist, Literary critic, Music critic
Charles MaurrasCharles Maurras
20 April 1868, French
Author

Brian SewellBrian Sewell
15 June 1931, British
journalist, autobiographer, art critic, art

Ruth ReichlRuth Reichl
16 January 1948, American
Journalist

Darius MilhaudDarius Milhaud
04 September 1892, French
Classical composer, Conductor, Autobiographer,

Eve Kosofsky SedgwickEve Kosofsky Sedgwick
02 May 1950, American
Academic Scholar
Vincent CanbyVincent Canby
27 July 1924, American
Journalist

Stanley FishStanley Fish
19 April 1938, American
Scholar

Waldemar JanuszczakWaldemar Januszczak
12 January 1954, British
Journalist

Erin McNaughtErin McNaught
22 May 1982, Australian
Actor, Model, Beauty pageant contestant, Music
Walter PaterWalter Pater
04 August 1839, British
Writer

George SteinerGeorge Steiner
23 April 1929, French, American
Philosopher, Novelist, Writer, University teacher,
Gabriel MarcelGabriel Marcel
07 December 1889, French
Playwright, Philosopher, Writer, University

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

Louis AragonLouis Aragon
03 October 1897, French
Writer, Journalist, Politician, Poet, Novelist,
Arthur DantoArthur Danto
01 January 1924, American
Art critic, Philosopher, Painter, University

Pierre SchaefferPierre Schaeffer
14 August 1910, French
Composer, Radio personality, Engineer,
Wesley MorrisWesley Morris
1975 AD, American
writer, film critic, journalist

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

John CampeaJohn Campea
26 February 1972, Canadian
Film director, Screenwriter
Maryse CondéMaryse Condé
11 February 1937, French, Guadeloupean
Novelist

Elaine ShowalterElaine Showalter
21 January 1941, American
Literary critic
Mimi Gardner GatesMimi Gardner Gates
1943 AD, American
curator

James BerardinelliJames Berardinelli
25 September 1967, American
Film critic, Writer, Journalist

William Dean HowellsWilliam Dean Howells
01 March 1837, American
Novelist

Lionel TrillingLionel Trilling
04 July 1905, American
Literary critic, Writer, Novelist, University
Clive BellClive Bell
16 September 1881, British
Art Critic
Andrew SarrisAndrew Sarris
31 October 1928, American
Writer, Film critic, Journalist

Larry GagosianLarry Gagosian
19 April 1945, American
Art collector

James BlishJames Blish
23 May 1921, American
Author

Viktor ShklovskyViktor Shklovsky
24 January 1893, Russian
Novelist
Greil MarcusGreil Marcus
19 June 1945, American
Historian, Music historian, Writer, Journalist,

Cleanth BrooksCleanth Brooks
16 October 1906, American
Literary critic

Jonathan RosenbaumJonathan Rosenbaum
27 February 1943, American
Film critic, Journalist

Bosley CrowtherBosley Crowther
13 July 1905, American
Journalist, Film critic

Simon ReynoldsSimon Reynolds
19 June 1963, British
Journalist, Music critic, Writer
Odysseas ElytisOdysseas Elytis
02 November 1911, Greek
Writer, Poet, Art critic

M. H. AbramsM. H. Abrams
23 July 1912, American
Literary critic, Writer, University teacher,
Donald HallDonald Hall
20 September 1928, American
Poet

Richard CorlissRichard Corliss
06 March 1944, American
Journalist, Film critic

Jerry SaltzJerry Saltz
19 March 1951, American
art historian, historian, journalist
Scott RitterScott Ritter
15 July 1961, American
Writer, Officer

Paul MorleyPaul Morley
26 March 1957, British
Journalist, Music critic, Writer, Talent agent,
Édouard GlissantÉdouard Glissant
21 September 1928, French
Writer

John Crowe RansomJohn Crowe Ransom
30 April 1888, American
Educator

Randall JarrellRandall Jarrell
06 May 1914, American
Poet

Daniel WildensteinDaniel Wildenstein
11 September 1917, French
Art collector, Art historian, Businessperson
Kyle SmithKyle Smith
1966 AD, American
novelist, journalist, film critic

Dave MarshDave Marsh
01 March 1950, American
Writer, Music critic, Journalist
Stanley CrouchStanley Crouch
14 December 1945, American
Musician, Novelist, Writer, Music critic,

Nat HentoffNat Hentoff
10 June 1925, American
Historian, Writer, Music historian, Record
John Cowper PowysJohn Cowper Powys
08 October 1872, British
Philosopher

Miroslav KrležaMiroslav Krleža
07 July 1893, Croatian
Croatian author
Dwight MacdonaldDwight Macdonald
24 March 1906, American
Writer