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.

Denis DiderotDenis Diderot
(French)
Dick GregoryDick Gregory
(American)
Theodor W. AdornoTheodor W. Adorno
(German,American)

Mark SteynMark Steyn
(Canadian)
Gene SiskelGene Siskel
(American)
Robert ChristgauRobert Christgau
(American)

Mark KermodeMark Kermode
(British)
Peggy GuggenheimPeggy Guggenheim
(American)
Jay RaynerJay Rayner
(British)

Jacqueline RoqueJacqueline Roque
(French)
Michael WinnerMichael Winner
(British)
McCaughey septupletsMcCaughey septuplets
(American)

Fredric JamesonFredric Jameson
(American)
Danny BakerDanny Baker
(British)
Rex ReedRex Reed
(American)

Pauline KaelPauline Kael
(American)
Frederick R. KochFrederick R. Koch
(American)
Leonard MaltinLeonard Maltin
(American)

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Sergei DiaghilevSergei Diaghilev
(Italian,Russian)
Frank BruniFrank Bruni
(American)
Armond WhiteArmond White
(American)

Robert MondaviRobert Mondavi
(American)
Tom VerlaineTom Verlaine
(American)
John LahrJohn Lahr
(American)

A. O. ScottA. O. Scott
(American)
Vladimir ProppVladimir Propp
(Russian)
Northrop FryeNorthrop Frye
(Canadian)

Harvey PekarHarvey Pekar
(American)
Isabella Stewart GardnerIsabella Stewart Gardner
(American)
Clement GreenbergClement Greenberg
(American)

Erin McNaughtErin McNaught
(Australian)
Molly MeldrumMolly Meldrum
(Australian)
Harry KnowlesHarry Knowles
(American)

Joris-Karl HuysmansJoris-Karl Huysmans
(French)
Waldemar JanuszczakWaldemar Januszczak
(British)
Stephen Thomas ErlewineStephen Thomas Erlewine
(American)

Peter TraversPeter Travers
(American)
Darius MilhaudDarius Milhaud
(French)
Kenneth TynanKenneth Tynan
(British)

George SteinerGeorge Steiner
(French,American)
David FrickeDavid Fricke
(American)
Ruth Graves WakefieldRuth Graves Wakefield
(American)

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Louis AragonLouis Aragon
(French)
Pierre SchaefferPierre Schaeffer
(French)
Edmund WilsonEdmund Wilson
(American)

Brian SewellBrian Sewell
(British)
Mimi Gardner GatesMimi Gardner Gates
(American)
Jerry SaltzJerry Saltz
(American)

Gabriel MarcelGabriel Marcel
(French)
Arthur DantoArthur Danto
(American)
Simon ReynoldsSimon Reynolds
(British)

Larry GagosianLarry Gagosian
(American)
Bosley CrowtherBosley Crowther
(American)
Félix VallottonFélix Vallotton
(Swiss)

Mark Van DorenMark Van Doren
(American)
Hippolyte TaineHippolyte Taine
(French)
Lionel TrillingLionel Trilling
(American)

Peter BradshawPeter Bradshaw
(British)
Janet MaslinJanet Maslin
(American)
Camille DoncieuxCamille Doncieux
(French)

Daniel WildensteinDaniel Wildenstein
(French)
Vincent CanbyVincent Canby
(American)
Wesley MorrisWesley Morris
(American)

Reynaldo HahnReynaldo Hahn
(French,Venezuelan)
Herbert ReadHerbert Read
(British)
Rufus Wilmot GriswoldRufus Wilmot Griswold
(American)

Odysseas ElytisOdysseas Elytis
(Greek)
Ruth ReichlRuth Reichl
(American)
Charles-Marie WidorCharles-Marie Widor
(French)

Dave MarshDave Marsh
(American)
Greil MarcusGreil Marcus
(American)
Richard HoggartRichard Hoggart
(British)

Andrew SarrisAndrew Sarris
(American)
Paul MorleyPaul Morley
(British)
Maurice DenisMaurice Denis
(French)

James BerardinelliJames Berardinelli
(American)
M. H. AbramsM. H. Abrams
(American)
Kyle SmithKyle Smith
(American)

William EmpsonWilliam Empson
(British)
Vissarion BelinskyVissarion Belinsky
(Finnish,Russian)
Jonathan RosenbaumJonathan Rosenbaum
(American)

Nat HentoffNat Hentoff
(American)
Stanley CrouchStanley Crouch
(American)
Scott RitterScott Ritter
(American)

Suzy MenkesSuzy Menkes
(British)
Kaikhosru Shapurji SorabjiKaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji
(British)
Nick KentNick Kent
(British)

Charles Augustin Sainte-BeuveCharles Augustin Sainte-Beuve
(French)
Hal FosterHal Foster
(American)
John CampeaJohn Campea
(Canadian)

Richard CorlissRichard Corliss
(American)
Kenneth TuranKenneth Turan
(American)
Michael FriedMichael Fried
(American)

Steven CojocaruSteven Cojocaru
(Canadian)
Ben BrantleyBen Brantley
(American)
Kathryn SchulzKathryn Schulz
(American)