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.

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Dick GregoryDick Gregory
(American)
Mary BellMary Bell
(British)

Theodor W. AdornoTheodor W. Adorno
(German,American)
Harvey PekarHarvey Pekar
(American)

Robert ChristgauRobert Christgau
(American)

Danny BakerDanny Baker
(British)

Mark SteynMark Steyn
(Canadian)
Peggy GuggenheimPeggy Guggenheim
(American)

Michael WinnerMichael Winner
(British)
Gene SiskelGene Siskel
(American)

Philip FrenchPhilip French
(British)

McCaughey septupletsMcCaughey septuplets
(American)

Mark KermodeMark Kermode
(British)
Fredric JamesonFredric Jameson
(American)

Frederick R. KochFrederick R. Koch
(American)
M. H. AbramsM. H. Abrams
(American)

Molly MeldrumMolly Meldrum
(Australian)

Joris-Karl HuysmansJoris-Karl Huysmans
(French)

Pauline KaelPauline Kael
(American)
Jonathan RosenbaumJonathan Rosenbaum
(American)

Tom VerlaineTom Verlaine
(American)
Brian SewellBrian Sewell
(British)

Clement GreenbergClement Greenberg
(American)

Stanley KauffmannStanley Kauffmann
(American)

Wesley MorrisWesley Morris
(American)
Ruth ReichlRuth Reichl
(American)

Peter WarlockPeter Warlock
(British)
Irving SandlerIrving Sandler
(American)

John Russell TaylorJohn Russell Taylor
(British)

Rex ReedRex Reed
(American)

Leonard MaltinLeonard Maltin
(American)
Arthur DantoArthur Danto
(American)

Darius MilhaudDarius Milhaud
(French)
Northrop FryeNorthrop Frye
(Canadian)

George SteinerGeorge Steiner
(French,American)

Pierre SchaefferPierre Schaeffer
(French)

Jacqueline RoqueJacqueline Roque
(French)
Peter TraversPeter Travers
(American)

Gabriel MarcelGabriel Marcel
(French)
Harry KnowlesHarry Knowles
(American)

A. O. ScottA. O. Scott
(American)

Kenneth TynanKenneth Tynan
(British)

Louis AragonLouis Aragon
(French)
Reynaldo HahnReynaldo Hahn
(French,Venezuelan)

Robert MondaviRobert Mondavi
(American)
Vincent CanbyVincent Canby
(American)

Edmund WilsonEdmund Wilson
(American)

Armond WhiteArmond White
(American)

Frank BruniFrank Bruni
(American)
Janet MaslinJanet Maslin
(American)

Stephen Thomas ErlewineStephen Thomas Erlewine
(American)
Félix VallottonFĂ©lix Vallotton
(Swiss)

Andrew SarrisAndrew Sarris
(American)

Greil MarcusGreil Marcus
(American)

Ruth Graves WakefieldRuth Graves Wakefield
(American)
Lionel TrillingLionel Trilling
(American)

Stanley CrouchStanley Crouch
(American)
Larry GagosianLarry Gagosian
(American)

Isabella Stewart GardnerIsabella Stewart Gardner
(American)

John LahrJohn Lahr
(American)

John CampeaJohn Campea
(Canadian)
Maurice DenisMaurice Denis
(French)

Odysseas ElytisOdysseas Elytis
(Greek)
David FrickeDavid Fricke
(American)

Waldemar JanuszczakWaldemar Januszczak
(British)

Richard CorlissRichard Corliss
(American)

Herbert ReadHerbert Read
(British)
Suzy MenkesSuzy Menkes
(British)

Erin McNaughtErin McNaught
(Australian)
Rufus Wilmot GriswoldRufus Wilmot Griswold
(American)

James BerardinelliJames Berardinelli
(American)

Mark Van DorenMark Van Doren
(American)

Kathryn SchulzKathryn Schulz
(American)
Jay RaynerJay Rayner
(British)

Charles-Marie WidorCharles-Marie Widor
(French)
Paul MorleyPaul Morley
(British)

Peter BradshawPeter Bradshaw
(British)

Simon ReynoldsSimon Reynolds
(British)

Kyle SmithKyle Smith
(American)
Bosley CrowtherBosley Crowther
(American)

Helen VendlerHelen Vendler
(American)
Jerry SaltzJerry Saltz
(American)

Leslie FiedlerLeslie Fiedler
(American)

Michael FriedMichael Fried
(American)

Richard HoggartRichard Hoggart
(British)
Scott RitterScott Ritter
(American)

Camille DoncieuxCamille Doncieux
(French)
Nat HentoffNat Hentoff
(American)

Mimi Gardner GatesMimi Gardner Gates
(American)

Ben BrantleyBen Brantley
(American)

William EmpsonWilliam Empson
(British)
Dave MarshDave Marsh
(American)

Kaikhosru Shapurji SorabjiKaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji
(British)
Irving BabbittIrving Babbitt
(American)

Tom ShalesTom Shales
(American)

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