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.

Dick GregoryDick Gregory
(American)
Denis DiderotDenis Diderot
(French)
Gene SiskelGene Siskel
(American)

Theodor W. AdornoTheodor W. Adorno
(German,American)
Mark SteynMark Steyn
(Canadian)
Robert ChristgauRobert Christgau
(American)

Peggy GuggenheimPeggy Guggenheim
(American)
Mark KermodeMark Kermode
(British)
Michael WinnerMichael Winner
(British)

McCaughey septupletsMcCaughey septuplets
(American)
Jacqueline RoqueJacqueline Roque
(French)
Rex ReedRex Reed
(American)

Fredric JamesonFredric Jameson
(American)
Pauline KaelPauline Kael
(American)
Erin McNaughtErin McNaught
(Australian)

Jay RaynerJay Rayner
(British)
Frederick R. KochFrederick R. Koch
(American)
Harvey PekarHarvey Pekar
(American)

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Frank BruniFrank Bruni
(American)
Wesley MorrisWesley Morris
(American)
Danny BakerDanny Baker
(British)

Sergei DiaghilevSergei Diaghilev
(Italian,Russian)
Leonard MaltinLeonard Maltin
(American)
Armond WhiteArmond White
(American)

Vladimir ProppVladimir Propp
(Russian)
Tom VerlaineTom Verlaine
(American)
Robert MondaviRobert Mondavi
(American)

Northrop FryeNorthrop Frye
(Canadian)
Kenneth TynanKenneth Tynan
(British)
A. O. ScottA. O. Scott
(American)

Harry KnowlesHarry Knowles
(American)
Clement GreenbergClement Greenberg
(American)
Isabella Stewart GardnerIsabella Stewart Gardner
(American)

Ruth Graves WakefieldRuth Graves Wakefield
(American)
Joris-Karl HuysmansJoris-Karl Huysmans
(French)
John LahrJohn Lahr
(American)

Darius MilhaudDarius Milhaud
(French)
Molly MeldrumMolly Meldrum
(Australian)
Stephen Thomas ErlewineStephen Thomas Erlewine
(American)

Waldemar JanuszczakWaldemar Januszczak
(British)
Peter TraversPeter Travers
(American)
Mimi Gardner GatesMimi Gardner Gates
(American)

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Louis AragonLouis Aragon
(French)
George SteinerGeorge Steiner
(French,American)
Pierre SchaefferPierre Schaeffer
(French)

Edmund WilsonEdmund Wilson
(American)
David FrickeDavid Fricke
(American)
Larry GagosianLarry Gagosian
(American)

Jerry SaltzJerry Saltz
(American)
Camille DoncieuxCamille Doncieux
(French)
Rufus Wilmot GriswoldRufus Wilmot Griswold
(American)

Arthur DantoArthur Danto
(American)
Hippolyte TaineHippolyte Taine
(French)
Brian SewellBrian Sewell
(British)

Simon ReynoldsSimon Reynolds
(British)
Gabriel MarcelGabriel Marcel
(French)
Mark Van DorenMark Van Doren
(American)

Bosley CrowtherBosley Crowther
(American)
Lionel TrillingLionel Trilling
(American)
Ben BrantleyBen Brantley
(American)

Peter BradshawPeter Bradshaw
(British)
Ruth ReichlRuth Reichl
(American)
Reynaldo HahnReynaldo Hahn
(French,Venezuelan)

Dave MarshDave Marsh
(American)
Vincent CanbyVincent Canby
(American)
Janet MaslinJanet Maslin
(American)

Félix VallottonFélix Vallotton
(Swiss)
Paul MorleyPaul Morley
(British)
Scott RitterScott Ritter
(American)

Odysseas ElytisOdysseas Elytis
(Greek)
Charles-Marie WidorCharles-Marie Widor
(French)
John CampeaJohn Campea
(Canadian)

Herbert ReadHerbert Read
(British)
Suzy MenkesSuzy Menkes
(British)
Kyle SmithKyle Smith
(American)

Greil MarcusGreil Marcus
(American)
James BerardinelliJames Berardinelli
(American)
Maurice DenisMaurice Denis
(French)

Andrew SarrisAndrew Sarris
(American)
Richard HoggartRichard Hoggart
(British)
Daniel WildensteinDaniel Wildenstein
(French)

Stanley CrouchStanley Crouch
(American)
M. H. AbramsM. H. Abrams
(American)
Vissarion BelinskyVissarion Belinsky
(Finnish,Russian)

Kaikhosru Shapurji SorabjiKaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji
(British)
Kathryn SchulzKathryn Schulz
(American)
Nat HentoffNat Hentoff
(American)

Nick KentNick Kent
(British)
William EmpsonWilliam Empson
(British)
Hal FosterHal Foster
(American)

Jonathan RosenbaumJonathan Rosenbaum
(American)
Richard CorlissRichard Corliss
(American)
Steven CojocaruSteven Cojocaru
(Canadian)

Charles Augustin Sainte-BeuveCharles Augustin Sainte-Beuve
(French)
Kenneth TuranKenneth Turan
(American)
Lucy R. LippardLucy R. Lippard
(American)