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

Henry Louis Gates Jr.Henry Louis Gates Jr.
American
Mark SteynMark Steyn
Canadian

Peggy GuggenheimPeggy Guggenheim
American

Paul SchraderPaul Schrader
American

Gene SiskelGene Siskel
American
Robert ChristgauRobert Christgau
American
Dick GregoryDick Gregory
American

George SteinerGeorge Steiner
French, American

Mark KermodeMark Kermode
British

Frederick R. KochFrederick R. Koch
American
George PlimptonGeorge Plimpton
American

Rupert SheldrakeRupert Sheldrake
British
Pauline KaelPauline Kael
American

Kurt LoderKurt Loder
American

Richard RoeperRichard Roeper
American
Michael WinnerMichael Winner
British

Samuel R. DelanySamuel R. Delany
American
Danny BakerDanny Baker
British

Fredric JamesonFredric Jameson
American

Rex ReedRex Reed
American
Leonard MaltinLeonard Maltin
American
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Terry EagletonTerry Eagleton
British
William Ernest HenleyWilliam Ernest Henley
British

McCaughey septupletsMcCaughey septuplets
American

Jacqueline RoqueJacqueline Roque
French

Frank O'HaraFrank O'Hara
American
Harvey PekarHarvey Pekar
American

A. O. ScottA. O. Scott
American

Peter AckroydPeter Ackroyd
British

Jay RaynerJay Rayner
British

Félix VallottonFélix Vallotton
Swiss
Lytton StracheyLytton Strachey
British

Tom VerlaineTom Verlaine
American
Ernest RenanErnest Renan
French

Peter TraversPeter Travers
American

Scott RitterScott Ritter
American
Sergei DiaghilevSergei Diaghilev
Italian, Russian

Ford Madox FordFord Madox Ford
British
Joris-Karl HuysmansJoris-Karl Huysmans
French

Vladimir ProppVladimir Propp
Russian

Frank BruniFrank Bruni
American

Harry KnowlesHarry Knowles
American

Clement GreenbergClement Greenberg
American
Anne TylerAnne Tyler
American

Robert MondaviRobert Mondavi
American

Stephen Thomas ErlewineStephen Thomas Erlewine
American

John LahrJohn Lahr
American
Northrop FryeNorthrop Frye
Canadian
Armond WhiteArmond White
American

I. A. RichardsI. A. Richards
British, American

Ruth ReichlRuth Reichl
American

Mimi Gardner GatesMimi Gardner Gates
American
Charles MaurrasCharles Maurras
French

Janet MaslinJanet Maslin
American
James AgeeJames Agee
American

Isabella Stewart GardnerIsabella Stewart Gardner
American

Wesley MorrisWesley Morris
American
Walter PaterWalter Pater
British

Molly MeldrumMolly Meldrum
Australian
Peter BradshawPeter Bradshaw
British

Bosley CrowtherBosley Crowther
American

Ruth Graves WakefieldRuth Graves Wakefield
American
Kenneth TynanKenneth Tynan
British

Erin McNaughtErin McNaught
Australian
Darius MilhaudDarius Milhaud
French

Eve Kosofsky SedgwickEve Kosofsky Sedgwick
American

Edmund WilsonEdmund Wilson
American

Elaine ShowalterElaine Showalter
American
Stanley FishStanley Fish
American

Louis AragonLouis Aragon
French

George Henry LewesGeorge Henry Lewes
British

Waldemar JanuszczakWaldemar Januszczak
British

William Dean HowellsWilliam Dean Howells
American
Simon ReynoldsSimon Reynolds
British

Vincent CanbyVincent Canby
American
John CampeaJohn Campea
Canadian

Arthur DantoArthur Danto
American

Clive BellClive Bell
British
David FrickeDavid Fricke
American

Pierre SchaefferPierre Schaeffer
French
Gabriel MarcelGabriel Marcel
French

Brian SewellBrian Sewell
British
Larry GagosianLarry Gagosian
American

Lionel TrillingLionel Trilling
American

James BlishJames Blish
American
James BerardinelliJames Berardinelli
American

Hippolyte TaineHippolyte Taine
French
Rufus Wilmot GriswoldRufus Wilmot Griswold
American