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
Robert ChristgauRobert Christgau
American
Gene SiskelGene Siskel
American

Dick GregoryDick Gregory
American
Paul SchraderPaul Schrader
American
Theodor W. AdornoTheodor W. Adorno
German, American

Denis DiderotDenis Diderot
French
Peggy GuggenheimPeggy Guggenheim
American
Robert MondaviRobert Mondavi
American
Mark SteynMark Steyn
Canadian

McCaughey septupletsMcCaughey septuplets
American
Michael WinnerMichael Winner
British
Pauline KaelPauline Kael
American

Mark KermodeMark Kermode
British
Rex ReedRex Reed
American
Jacqueline RoqueJacqueline Roque
French
Ruth ReichlRuth Reichl
American

Fredric JamesonFredric Jameson
American
Frederick R. KochFrederick R. Koch
American
Leonard MaltinLeonard Maltin
American

Tom VerlaineTom Verlaine
American
Jay RaynerJay Rayner
British
Sergei DiaghilevSergei Diaghilev
Italian, Russian
Erin McNaughtErin McNaught
Australian

Armond WhiteArmond White
American
Frank BruniFrank Bruni
American
Harvey PekarHarvey Pekar
American

Molly MeldrumMolly Meldrum
Australian
Isabella Stewart GardnerIsabella Stewart Gardner
American
Northrop FryeNorthrop Frye
Canadian
John LahrJohn Lahr
American

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

Vladimir ProppVladimir Propp
Russian
Mark Van DorenMark Van Doren
American
Ruth Graves WakefieldRuth Graves Wakefield
American
Clement GreenbergClement Greenberg
American

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

Larry GagosianLarry Gagosian
American
Waldemar JanuszczakWaldemar Januszczak
British
George SteinerGeorge Steiner
French, American
Félix VallottonFélix Vallotton
Swiss

Edmund WilsonEdmund Wilson
American
Peter TraversPeter Travers
American
Mimi Gardner GatesMimi Gardner Gates
American

Louis AragonLouis Aragon
French
Charles-Marie WidorCharles-Marie Widor
French
Pierre SchaefferPierre Schaeffer
French
Wesley MorrisWesley Morris
American

Gabriel MarcelGabriel Marcel
French
David FrickeDavid Fricke
American
Brian SewellBrian Sewell
British

Arthur DantoArthur Danto
American
Lionel TrillingLionel Trilling
American
Hippolyte TaineHippolyte Taine
French
Bosley CrowtherBosley Crowther
American

Janet MaslinJanet Maslin
American
Simon ReynoldsSimon Reynolds
British
Camille DoncieuxCamille Doncieux
French

Peter BradshawPeter Bradshaw
British
Vincent CanbyVincent Canby
American
Reynaldo HahnReynaldo Hahn
French, Venezuelan
Herbert ReadHerbert Read
British

Jerry SaltzJerry Saltz
American
Greil MarcusGreil Marcus
American
Rufus Wilmot GriswoldRufus Wilmot Griswold
American

Scott RitterScott Ritter
American
John CampeaJohn Campea
Canadian
Daniel WildensteinDaniel Wildenstein
French
Kyle SmithKyle Smith
American

Paul MorleyPaul Morley
British
Andrew SarrisAndrew Sarris
American
Dave MarshDave Marsh
American

Odysseas ElytisOdysseas Elytis
Greek
Nat HentoffNat Hentoff
American
James BerardinelliJames Berardinelli
American
Richard CorlissRichard Corliss
American

Stanley CrouchStanley Crouch
American
Kaikhosru Shapurji SorabjiKaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji
British
Jonathan RosenbaumJonathan Rosenbaum
American

Maurice DenisMaurice Denis
French
William EmpsonWilliam Empson
British
M. H. AbramsM. H. Abrams
American
Vissarion BelinskyVissarion Belinsky
Finnish, Russian

Richard HoggartRichard Hoggart
British
Suzy MenkesSuzy Menkes
British
Hal FosterHal Foster
American

Charles Augustin Sainte-BeuveCharles Augustin Sainte-Beuve
French
Nick KentNick Kent
British
Kathryn SchulzKathryn Schulz
American
Michael FriedMichael Fried
American