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
Orson Scott CardOrson Scott Card
American

Dick GregoryDick Gregory
American

Lewis BlackLewis Black
American

Paul SchraderPaul Schrader
American
Gene SiskelGene Siskel
American
Robert ChristgauRobert Christgau
American

Mark SteynMark Steyn
Canadian

Rupert SheldrakeRupert Sheldrake
British

Robert MondaviRobert Mondavi
American
George PlimptonGeorge Plimpton
American

Samuel R. DelanySamuel R. Delany
American
Stanisław LemStanisław Lem
Polish

McCaughey septupletsMcCaughey septuplets
American

Mark KermodeMark Kermode
British
Jacqueline RoqueJacqueline Roque
French

Frederick R. KochFrederick R. Koch
American
Kurt LoderKurt Loder
American

Michael WinnerMichael Winner
British

Pauline KaelPauline Kael
American
Anne TylerAnne Tyler
American
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William Ernest HenleyWilliam Ernest Henley
British
Danny BakerDanny Baker
British

Frank O'HaraFrank O'Hara
American

Fredric JamesonFredric Jameson
American

Rex ReedRex Reed
American
Richard RoeperRichard Roeper
American

Leonard MaltinLeonard Maltin
American

Johann Gottfried HerderJohann Gottfried Herder
German, Polish

John LahrJohn Lahr
American

Mimi Gardner GatesMimi Gardner Gates
American
Lytton StracheyLytton Strachey
British

A. O. ScottA. O. Scott
American
Terry EagletonTerry Eagleton
British

Tom VerlaineTom Verlaine
American

Harvey PekarHarvey Pekar
American
Ford Madox FordFord Madox Ford
British

Wesley MorrisWesley Morris
American
James AgeeJames Agee
American

Armond WhiteArmond White
American

Annie DillardAnnie Dillard
American

Augustus PuginAugustus Pugin
British

Frank BruniFrank Bruni
American
Stephen Thomas ErlewineStephen Thomas Erlewine
American

Jay RaynerJay Rayner
British

Ernest RenanErnest Renan
French

Robbie RossRobbie Ross
Canadian, French, British
Sergei DiaghilevSergei Diaghilev
Russian
Peter AckroydPeter Ackroyd
British

Kenneth TynanKenneth Tynan
British

Charles MaurrasCharles Maurras
French

Harry KnowlesHarry Knowles
American
George SteinerGeorge Steiner
French, American

Molly MeldrumMolly Meldrum
Australian
Peter TraversPeter Travers
American

Northrop FryeNorthrop Frye
Canadian

Ruth ReichlRuth Reichl
American
Waldemar JanuszczakWaldemar Januszczak
British

Joris-Karl HuysmansJoris-Karl Huysmans
French
Vladimir ProppVladimir Propp
Russian

Edmund WilsonEdmund Wilson
American

Guido of ArezzoGuido of Arezzo
Italian
Eric BentleyEric Bentley
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I. A. RichardsI. A. Richards
British, American
Erin McNaughtErin McNaught
Australian

Darius MilhaudDarius Milhaud
French

Janet MaslinJanet Maslin
American

Walter PaterWalter Pater
British
Clement GreenbergClement Greenberg
American

George Henry LewesGeorge Henry Lewes
British

Vincent CanbyVincent Canby
American

Louis AragonLouis Aragon
French

Ruth Graves WakefieldRuth Graves Wakefield
American
Félix VallottonFélix Vallotton
Swiss

Bosley CrowtherBosley Crowther
American
Peter BradshawPeter Bradshaw
British

Eve Kosofsky SedgwickEve Kosofsky Sedgwick
American

Isabella Stewart GardnerIsabella Stewart Gardner
American
Elaine ShowalterElaine Showalter
American

Kaikhosru Shapurji SorabjiKaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji
British
Frank KermodeFrank Kermode
British

Nikolay ChernyshevskyNikolay Chernyshevsky
Russian
Rufus Wilmot GriswoldRufus Wilmot Griswold
American

David FrickeDavid Fricke
American

Brian SewellBrian Sewell
British
Stanley CrouchStanley Crouch
American

William Dean HowellsWilliam Dean Howells
American
Stanley FishStanley Fish
American