List of famous critics & connoisseurs. The list includes art critics, literary critics, food critics, movie critics and movie critics

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Critics are the professionals who judge the qualities of literary or artistic works, and communicate their assessment of various forms of creative works. There are professional critics who assess almost every imaginable art form from paintings to literature, from films to music, and from theater to architecture. They critique the art forms from the aesthetic angle, taking into consideration several factors. Connoisseurs, on the other hand, are individuals who are expert judges in matters of taste; they have a great deal of knowledge about a specific art form or cuisine. Italian portrait painter Giovanni Boldini, one of the best known artists of his time, was also a famed connoisseur of art. Known as the "Master of Swish" because of his flowing style of painting, he was a true expert in the genre of portrait painting. Critics and connoisseurs work in a number of fields. Coming to literature, Edgar Allan Poe, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Joyce Carol Oates are among the best known critics. In the modern era, films are also considered an art form. In this genre, Wesley Morris, Glenn Kenny, and Dana Stevens are counted among the expert film critics. Read on to know about famous critics & connoisseurs from all over the world.
Maria Altmann Maria Altmann
Austrian, American

Robert Hughes Robert Hughes
Australian
Danny BakerDanny Baker
British
Denis DiderotDenis Diderot
French
Theodor W. AdornoTheodor W. Adorno
German, American

Dick GregoryDick Gregory
American
Mark SteynMark Steyn
Canadian
Gene SiskelGene Siskel
American

Robert ChristgauRobert Christgau
American
Peggy GuggenheimPeggy Guggenheim
American
Mark KermodeMark Kermode
British
McCaughey septupletsMcCaughey septuplets
American

Fredric JamesonFredric Jameson
American
Rex ReedRex Reed
American
Michael WinnerMichael Winner
British

Jacqueline RoqueJacqueline Roque
French
Harvey PekarHarvey Pekar
American
Pauline KaelPauline Kael
American
Jay RaynerJay Rayner
British

Sergei DiaghilevSergei Diaghilev
Italian, Russian
Ruth ReichlRuth Reichl
American
Leonard MaltinLeonard Maltin
American

Frederick R. KochFrederick R. Koch
American
Tom VerlaineTom Verlaine
American
Frank BruniFrank Bruni
American
Erin McNaughtErin McNaught
Australian

Vladimir ProppVladimir Propp
Russian
Armond WhiteArmond White
American
Robert MondaviRobert Mondavi
American

Northrop FryeNorthrop Frye
Canadian
Wesley MorrisWesley Morris
American
Isabella Stewart GardnerIsabella Stewart Gardner
American
Clement GreenbergClement Greenberg
American

Harry KnowlesHarry Knowles
American
A. O. ScottA. O. Scott
American
Joris-Karl HuysmansJoris-Karl Huysmans
French

John LahrJohn Lahr
American
Molly MeldrumMolly Meldrum
Australian
Ruth Graves WakefieldRuth Graves Wakefield
American
Mark Van DorenMark Van Doren
American

Darius MilhaudDarius Milhaud
French
Kenneth TynanKenneth Tynan
British
Stephen Thomas ErlewineStephen Thomas Erlewine
American

Waldemar JanuszczakWaldemar Januszczak
British
George SteinerGeorge Steiner
French, American
Louis AragonLouis Aragon
French
Peter TraversPeter Travers
American

Larry GagosianLarry Gagosian
American
Edmund WilsonEdmund Wilson
American
Pierre SchaefferPierre Schaeffer
French

Camille DoncieuxCamille Doncieux
French
Brian SewellBrian Sewell
British
Félix VallottonFélix Vallotton
Swiss
Mimi Gardner GatesMimi Gardner Gates
American

Charles-Marie WidorCharles-Marie Widor
French
David FrickeDavid Fricke
American
Arthur DantoArthur Danto
American

Gabriel MarcelGabriel Marcel
French
Hippolyte TaineHippolyte Taine
French
Lionel TrillingLionel Trilling
American
Simon ReynoldsSimon Reynolds
British

Jerry SaltzJerry Saltz
American
Bosley CrowtherBosley Crowther
American
Paul MorleyPaul Morley
British

Reynaldo HahnReynaldo Hahn
French, Venezuelan
Janet MaslinJanet Maslin
American
Peter BradshawPeter Bradshaw
British
Vincent CanbyVincent Canby
American

Herbert ReadHerbert Read
British
John CampeaJohn Campea
Canadian
Kyle SmithKyle Smith
American

Richard CorlissRichard Corliss
American
Odysseas ElytisOdysseas Elytis
Greek
Scott RitterScott Ritter
American
Greil MarcusGreil Marcus
American

Daniel WildensteinDaniel Wildenstein
French
Andrew SarrisAndrew Sarris
American
Rufus Wilmot GriswoldRufus Wilmot Griswold
American

Maurice DenisMaurice Denis
French
Kathryn SchulzKathryn Schulz
American
Dave MarshDave Marsh
American
Stanley CrouchStanley Crouch
American

James BerardinelliJames Berardinelli
American
Kaikhosru Shapurji SorabjiKaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji
British
M. H. AbramsM. H. Abrams
American

Nat HentoffNat Hentoff
American
William EmpsonWilliam Empson
British
Vissarion BelinskyVissarion Belinsky
Finnish, Russian
Richard HoggartRichard Hoggart
British

Jonathan RosenbaumJonathan Rosenbaum
American
Suzy MenkesSuzy Menkes
British
Nick KentNick Kent
British

Hal FosterHal Foster
American
Charles Augustin Sainte-BeuveCharles Augustin Sainte-Beuve
French
Michael FriedMichael Fried
American
Kenneth TuranKenneth Turan
American