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

Slavoj ŽižekSlavoj Žižek
Slovenian

Kurt LoderKurt Loder
American
Paul SchraderPaul Schrader
American

Michael SorkinMichael Sorkin
American

Gene SiskelGene Siskel
American

Robert ChristgauRobert Christgau
American
Dick GregoryDick Gregory
American
Henry Louis Gates Jr.Henry Louis Gates Jr.
American

George SteinerGeorge Steiner
French, American

George PlimptonGeorge Plimpton
American

Mark SteynMark Steyn
Canadian
Mark KermodeMark Kermode
British

Mimi Gardner GatesMimi Gardner Gates
American
Rupert SheldrakeRupert Sheldrake
British

Jacqueline RoqueJacqueline Roque
French

Maurice BergerMaurice Berger
American
Michael WinnerMichael Winner
British

Anne TylerAnne Tyler
American
Pauline KaelPauline Kael
American

Frederick R. KochFrederick R. Koch
American

Frank O'HaraFrank O'Hara
American
Samuel R. DelanySamuel R. Delany
American
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Fredric JamesonFredric Jameson
American
Robert MondaviRobert Mondavi
American

Waldemar JanuszczakWaldemar Januszczak
British

Danny BakerDanny Baker
British

McCaughey septupletsMcCaughey septuplets
American
Leonard MaltinLeonard Maltin
American

William Ernest HenleyWilliam Ernest Henley
British

Richard RoeperRichard Roeper
American

Rex ReedRex Reed
American

Lytton StracheyLytton Strachey
British
Jay RaynerJay Rayner
British

Terry EagletonTerry Eagleton
British
Tom VerlaineTom Verlaine
American

Sergei DiaghilevSergei Diaghilev
Italian, Russian

Ford Madox FordFord Madox Ford
British
Ernest RenanErnest Renan
French

A. O. ScottA. O. Scott
American
Vladimir ProppVladimir Propp
Russian

Annie DillardAnnie Dillard
American

Harvey PekarHarvey Pekar
American

Joris-Karl HuysmansJoris-Karl Huysmans
French

Peter BradshawPeter Bradshaw
British
James AgeeJames Agee
American

Frank BruniFrank Bruni
American

Peter AckroydPeter Ackroyd
British

Charles MaurrasCharles Maurras
French
Stephen Thomas ErlewineStephen Thomas Erlewine
American
John LahrJohn Lahr
American

Robbie RossRobbie Ross
Canadian, French, British

Northrop FryeNorthrop Frye
Canadian

Erin McNaughtErin McNaught
Australian
Ruth ReichlRuth Reichl
American

Guido of ArezzoGuido of Arezzo
Italian
Peter TraversPeter Travers
American

Clement GreenbergClement Greenberg
American

Harry KnowlesHarry Knowles
American
Walter PaterWalter Pater
British

I. A. RichardsI. A. Richards
British, American
Darius MilhaudDarius Milhaud
French

Kenneth TynanKenneth Tynan
British

Ruth Graves WakefieldRuth Graves Wakefield
American
Jerry SaltzJerry Saltz
American

Molly MeldrumMolly Meldrum
Australian
Armond WhiteArmond White
American

Edmund WilsonEdmund Wilson
American

Isabella Stewart GardnerIsabella Stewart Gardner
American

Eve Kosofsky SedgwickEve Kosofsky Sedgwick
American
Janet MaslinJanet Maslin
American

Bosley CrowtherBosley Crowther
American

Louis AragonLouis Aragon
French

Félix VallottonFélix Vallotton
Swiss

Friedrich SchlegelFriedrich Schlegel
German
George Henry LewesGeorge Henry Lewes
British

Rufus Wilmot GriswoldRufus Wilmot Griswold
American
David FrickeDavid Fricke
American

Elaine ShowalterElaine Showalter
American

Pierre SchaefferPierre Schaeffer
French
Adolphe AdamAdolphe Adam
French

Wesley MorrisWesley Morris
American
Vincent CanbyVincent Canby
American

Arthur DantoArthur Danto
American
William Dean HowellsWilliam Dean Howells
American

Brian SewellBrian Sewell
British

Gabriel MarcelGabriel Marcel
French
James BerardinelliJames Berardinelli
American

Clive BellClive Bell
British
Miroslav KrležaMiroslav Krleža
Croatian