Famous 21st Century Art Critics

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Tom Verlaine
(Guitarist, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Songwriter)
Tom Verlaine
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Birthdate: December 13, 1949
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Morristown
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Frederick R. Koch
(Former philanthropist, Founder of Koch Industries)
Frederick R. Koch
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Birthdate: August 26, 1933
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas, United States
Died: February 12, 2020
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Waldemar Januszczak
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Birthdate: January 12, 1954
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Basingstoke
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 4 
Brian Sewell
(journalist, autobiographer, art critic, art historian)
Brian Sewell
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Birthdate: June 15, 1931
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London
Died: September 19, 2015
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Mimi Gardner Gates
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Birthdate: 1943 AD
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Lina Lazaar
(Art critic, Writer)
Lina Lazaar
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Birthdate: 1983 AD
Birthplace: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Larry Gagosian
(Art collector)
Larry Gagosian
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Birthdate: April 19, 1945
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Los Angeles
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Jerry Saltz
(Senior Art Critic and Columnist for New York Magazine)
Jerry Saltz
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Birthdate: February 19, 1951
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Oak Park, Illinois, United States
 9 
Michael Fried
(Art critic, Art historian, Historian, University teacher, Journalist)
Michael Fried
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Birthdate: April 12, 1939
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City
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Hal Foster
(art historian, university teacher, journalist)
Hal Foster
3
Birthdate: August 13, 1955
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Seattle
 11 
Lucy R. Lippard
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Birthdate: April 14, 1937
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
 12 
Boris Groys
(Art Critic)
Boris Groys
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Birthdate: March 19, 1947
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
 13 
Nicolas Bourriaud
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Birthdate: April 13, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Niort, France
 14 
Okwui Enwezor
(Nigerian Writer, Poet, Art Critic, Curator, and Educator.)
Okwui Enwezor
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Birthdate: October 23, 1963
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Calabar, Nigeria
Died: March 15, 2019
Okwui Enwezor was a Nigerian writer, poet, art critic, curator, and educator. Enwezor, who specialized in art history, was honored with the Frank Jewett Mather Award in 2006. In 2014, Okwui Enwezor was mentioned in ArtReview magazine's 100 most powerful people of the art world list.
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Coosje van Bruggen
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Birthdate: June 6, 1942
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Groningen, Netherlands
Died: January 10, 2009

Dutch-American sculptor Coosje van Bruggen is best known for her collaborations with her sculptor husband, Claes Oldenburg. Their works include Shuttlecocks at the Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park and Flashlight at the University of Nevada. She has also penned several books and been a sculpture critic at Yale University.

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Dave Hickey
(Critic, Journalist)
Dave Hickey
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Birthdate: December 5, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fort Worth
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Maurice Berger
(Historian)
Maurice Berger
2
Birthdate: May 22, 1956
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: March 23, 2020
 18 
Lee Ufan
(Painter)
Lee Ufan
2
Birthdate: June 24, 1936
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Haman, South Korea
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Hilton Kramer
(Art Critic)
Hilton Kramer
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Birthdate: March 25, 1928
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Gloucester, Massachusetts, United States
Died: March 27, 2012
 20 
Germano Celant
(Art historian)
Germano Celant
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Birthdate: September 11, 1940
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Genoa, Italy
Died: April 29, 2020

An influential art historian, critic, and curator, Germano Celant is known for coining the term, Arte Povera to describe the radically economical art of some post WWII Italian artists. Beginning his career with Geneva based art magazine Marcatrè, he eventually become the curator of New York’s Guggenheim museum and Director of Milan’s Prada Foundation, concurrently authoring many books on art.

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Irving Sandler
(Art critic)
Irving Sandler
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Birthdate: July 22, 1925
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: June 2, 2018
 22 
Donald Kuspit
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Birthdate: March 26, 1935
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
 23 
Iwona Blazwick
(Art critic known for Director of the Whitechapel Art Gallery since 2001)
Iwona Blazwick
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Birthdate: October 14, 1955
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: United Kingdom
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Luis Camnitzer
(Artist-curator)
Luis Camnitzer
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Birthdate: November 6, 1937
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lübeck, Germany
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William Rubin
(Curator)
William Rubin
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Birthdate: August 11, 1927
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: January 22, 2006
Virginia Pérez-Ratton
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Birthdate: September 16, 1950
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: San José, Costa Rica
Died: October 6, 2010
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Simon Njami
(Writer)
Simon Njami
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Birthdate: January 4, 1962
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lausanne, Switzerland
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Rosina Cazali
(Art critic, Art curators)
Rosina Cazali
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Birthdate: 1960 AD
Birthplace: Guatemala