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
Frederick R. KochFrederick R. Koch
American

Robert ChristgauRobert Christgau
American
Gene SiskelGene Siskel
American

Theodor W. AdornoTheodor W. Adorno
German, American

Dick GregoryDick Gregory
American
Paul SchraderPaul Schrader
American

Denis DiderotDenis Diderot
French
Robert MondaviRobert Mondavi
American

Mark SteynMark Steyn
Canadian

Peggy GuggenheimPeggy Guggenheim
American

Michael WinnerMichael Winner
British

McCaughey septupletsMcCaughey septuplets
American
Rex ReedRex Reed
American

Pauline KaelPauline Kael
American

Mark KermodeMark Kermode
British

Jacqueline RoqueJacqueline Roque
French
Leonard MaltinLeonard Maltin
American

Fredric JamesonFredric Jameson
American
Frank BruniFrank Bruni
American

Jay RaynerJay Rayner
British

Danny BakerDanny Baker
British
Félix VallottonFélix Vallotton
Swiss

Sergei DiaghilevSergei Diaghilev
Italian, Russian
Tom VerlaineTom Verlaine
American

Wesley MorrisWesley Morris
American

Molly MeldrumMolly Meldrum
Australian
John LahrJohn Lahr
American

Ruth ReichlRuth Reichl
American
Armond WhiteArmond White
American

Harry KnowlesHarry Knowles
American

Isabella Stewart GardnerIsabella Stewart Gardner
American

Stephen Thomas ErlewineStephen Thomas Erlewine
American
Harvey PekarHarvey Pekar
American
Erin McNaughtErin McNaught
Australian

Northrop FryeNorthrop Frye
Canadian

A. O. ScottA. O. Scott
American

Joris-Karl HuysmansJoris-Karl Huysmans
French
Clement GreenbergClement Greenberg
American

Vladimir ProppVladimir Propp
Russian

Kenneth TynanKenneth Tynan
British

Peter TraversPeter Travers
American

Darius MilhaudDarius Milhaud
French
Gabriel MarcelGabriel Marcel
French

Janet MaslinJanet Maslin
American
Waldemar JanuszczakWaldemar Januszczak
British

Edmund WilsonEdmund Wilson
American

Louis AragonLouis Aragon
French
Brian SewellBrian Sewell
British

Vincent CanbyVincent Canby
American
Mimi Gardner GatesMimi Gardner Gates
American

George SteinerGeorge Steiner
French, American

David FrickeDavid Fricke
American

Pierre SchaefferPierre Schaeffer
French

Ruth Graves WakefieldRuth Graves Wakefield
American
Rufus Wilmot GriswoldRufus Wilmot Griswold
American

Larry GagosianLarry Gagosian
American

Hippolyte TaineHippolyte Taine
French

Lionel TrillingLionel Trilling
American
Arthur DantoArthur Danto
American

Mark Van DorenMark Van Doren
American
Bosley CrowtherBosley Crowther
American

Simon ReynoldsSimon Reynolds
British

Stanley CrouchStanley Crouch
American
Camille DoncieuxCamille Doncieux
French

Peter BradshawPeter Bradshaw
British
Reynaldo HahnReynaldo Hahn
French, Venezuelan

James BerardinelliJames Berardinelli
American

Greil MarcusGreil Marcus
American
Odysseas ElytisOdysseas Elytis
Greek

Herbert ReadHerbert Read
British
Jerry SaltzJerry Saltz
American

Scott RitterScott Ritter
American

Charles-Marie WidorCharles-Marie Widor
French

Jonathan RosenbaumJonathan Rosenbaum
American
Daniel WildensteinDaniel Wildenstein
French
Kyle SmithKyle Smith
American

Paul MorleyPaul Morley
British

Dave MarshDave Marsh
American

Andrew SarrisAndrew Sarris
American
John CampeaJohn Campea
Canadian

Nat HentoffNat Hentoff
American

M. H. AbramsM. H. Abrams
American

Kaikhosru Shapurji SorabjiKaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji
British

William EmpsonWilliam Empson
British
Vissarion BelinskyVissarion Belinsky
Finnish, Russian

Richard CorlissRichard Corliss
American
Suzy MenkesSuzy Menkes
British

Maurice DenisMaurice Denis
French
Richard HoggartRichard Hoggart
British
Hal FosterHal Foster
American