Find out more about the greatest 20th Century Critics & Connoisseurs, including Mary Bell, Mark Steyn, Roland Barthes, Gene Siskel and Theodor W. Adorno.

Famous 20th Century Critics & Connoisseurs
Roland BarthesRoland Barthes

12 November 1915

French

Maria AltmannMaria Altmann

18 February 1916

Austrian,American

Robert HughesRobert Hughes

28 July 1938

Australian

Mary BellMary Bell

26 May 1957

British

Jacqueline RoqueJacqueline Roque

24 February 1926

French

Mark KermodeMark Kermode

02 July 1963

British

Gene SiskelGene Siskel

26 January 1946

American

Mark SteynMark Steyn

08 December 1959

Canadian

Theodor W. AdornoTheodor W. Adorno

11 September 1903

German,American

Frederick R. KochFrederick R. Koch

26 August 1933

American

Robert ChristgauRobert Christgau

18 April 1942

American

Rex ReedRex Reed

02 October 1938

American

Michael WinnerMichael Winner

30 October 1935

British

Harvey PekarHarvey Pekar

08 October 1939

American

George SteinerGeorge Steiner

23 April 1929

French,American

Danny BakerDanny Baker

22 June 1957

British

Pauline KaelPauline Kael

19 June 1919

American

Leonard MaltinLeonard Maltin

18 December 1950

American

Frank BruniFrank Bruni

31 October 1964

American

Harry KnowlesHarry Knowles

11 December 1971

American

Fredric JamesonFredric Jameson

14 April 1934

American

Armond WhiteArmond White

1953 AD

American

Robert MondaviRobert Mondavi

18 June 1913

American

Tom VerlaineTom Verlaine

13 December 1949

American

John LahrJohn Lahr

12 July 1941

American

Northrop FryeNorthrop Frye

14 July 1912

Canadian

Jay RaynerJay Rayner

14 September 1966

British

Vladimir ProppVladimir Propp

29 April 1895

Russian

Molly MeldrumMolly Meldrum

29 January 1943

Australian

A. O. ScottA. O. Scott

10 July 1966

American

Waldemar JanuszczakWaldemar Januszczak

12 January 1954

British

Kenneth TynanKenneth Tynan

02 April 1927

British

Stephen Thomas ErlewineStephen Thomas Erlewine

18 June 1973

American

Darius MilhaudDarius Milhaud

04 September 1892

French

Louis AragonLouis Aragon

03 October 1897

French

Mimi Gardner GatesMimi Gardner Gates

1943 AD

American

Gabriel MarcelGabriel Marcel

07 December 1889

French

Clement GreenbergClement Greenberg

16 January 1909

American

Pierre SchaefferPierre Schaeffer

14 August 1910

French

Wesley MorrisWesley Morris

1975 AD

American

Erin McNaughtErin McNaught

22 May 1982

Australian

Larry GagosianLarry Gagosian

19 April 1945

American

David FrickeDavid Fricke

04 June 1952

American

Arthur DantoArthur Danto

01 January 1924

American

Janet MaslinJanet Maslin

12 August 1949

American

John CampeaJohn Campea

26 February 1972

Canadian

Brian SewellBrian Sewell

15 June 1931

British

Ruth Graves WakefieldRuth Graves Wakefield

17 June 1903

American

Lionel TrillingLionel Trilling

04 July 1905

American

Ruth ReichlRuth Reichl

16 January 1948

American

Vincent CanbyVincent Canby

27 July 1924

American

Bosley CrowtherBosley Crowther

13 July 1905

American

Simon ReynoldsSimon Reynolds

19 June 1963

British

Odysseas ElytisOdysseas Elytis

02 November 1911

Greek

Irving SandlerIrving Sandler

22 July 1925

American

Greil MarcusGreil Marcus

19 June 1945

American

Jerry SaltzJerry Saltz

19 March 1951

American

James BerardinelliJames Berardinelli

25 September 1967

American

Nat HentoffNat Hentoff

10 June 1925

American

Dave MarshDave Marsh

01 March 1950

American

Scott RitterScott Ritter

15 July 1961

American

Daniel WildensteinDaniel Wildenstein

11 September 1917

French

M. H. AbramsM. H. Abrams

23 July 1912

American

Paul MorleyPaul Morley

26 March 1957

British

Stanley CrouchStanley Crouch

14 December 1945

American

William EmpsonWilliam Empson

27 September 1906

British

Andrew SarrisAndrew Sarris

31 October 1928

American

Kyle SmithKyle Smith

1966 AD

American

Jonathan RosenbaumJonathan Rosenbaum

27 February 1943

American

Hal FosterHal Foster

13 August 1955

American

Nick KentNick Kent

24 December 1951

British

Ben BrantleyBen Brantley

26 October 1954

American

Richard HoggartRichard Hoggart

24 September 1918

British

Suzy MenkesSuzy Menkes

24 December 1943

British

Richard CorlissRichard Corliss

06 March 1944

American

Steven CojocaruSteven Cojocaru

04 July 1962

Canadian

Kenneth TuranKenneth Turan

27 October 1946

American

John HammondJohn Hammond

15 December 1910

American

Michael FriedMichael Fried

12 April 1939

American

Leslie FiedlerLeslie Fiedler

08 March 1917

American

Helen VendlerHelen Vendler

30 April 1933

American