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.

Jacqueline RoqueJacqueline Roque
(French)
Mary BellMary Bell
(British)
Dick GregoryDick Gregory
(American)

Theodor W. AdornoTheodor W. Adorno
(German,American)
Gene SiskelGene Siskel
(American)
Mark KermodeMark Kermode
(British)

Mark SteynMark Steyn
(Canadian)
Denis DiderotDenis Diderot
(French)
McCaughey septupletsMcCaughey septuplets
(American)

Robert ChristgauRobert Christgau
(American)
Peggy GuggenheimPeggy Guggenheim
(American)
Frederick R. KochFrederick R. Koch
(American)

Rex ReedRex Reed
(American)
Danny BakerDanny Baker
(British)
Michael WinnerMichael Winner
(British)

George SteinerGeorge Steiner
(French,American)
Harvey PekarHarvey Pekar
(American)
Pauline KaelPauline Kael
(American)

Leonard MaltinLeonard Maltin
(American)
Fredric JamesonFredric Jameson
(American)
Harry KnowlesHarry Knowles
(American)

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

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

Northrop FryeNorthrop Frye
(Canadian)
John LahrJohn Lahr
(American)
Isabella Stewart GardnerIsabella Stewart Gardner
(American)

Joris-Karl HuysmansJoris-Karl Huysmans
(French)
Waldemar JanuszczakWaldemar Januszczak
(British)
Kenneth TynanKenneth Tynan
(British)

Darius MilhaudDarius Milhaud
(French)
Stephen Thomas ErlewineStephen Thomas Erlewine
(American)
Peter TraversPeter Travers
(American)

A. O. ScottA. O. Scott
(American)
Molly MeldrumMolly Meldrum
(Australian)
Louis AragonLouis Aragon
(French)

Clement GreenbergClement Greenberg
(American)
Reynaldo HahnReynaldo Hahn
(French,Venezuelan)
Mimi Gardner GatesMimi Gardner Gates
(American)

Edmund WilsonEdmund Wilson
(American)
Jay RaynerJay Rayner
(British)
Ruth Graves WakefieldRuth Graves Wakefield
(American)

Gabriel MarcelGabriel Marcel
(French)
Pierre SchaefferPierre Schaeffer
(French)
Maurice DenisMaurice Denis
(French)

Larry GagosianLarry Gagosian
(American)
Hippolyte TaineHippolyte Taine
(French)
Arthur DantoArthur Danto
(American)

Erin McNaughtErin McNaught
(Australian)
John CampeaJohn Campea
(Canadian)
Lionel TrillingLionel Trilling
(American)

Wesley MorrisWesley Morris
(American)
Peter WarlockPeter Warlock
(British)
Félix VallottonFélix Vallotton
(Swiss)

David FrickeDavid Fricke
(American)
Brian SewellBrian Sewell
(British)
Janet MaslinJanet Maslin
(American)

Simon ReynoldsSimon Reynolds
(British)
Ruth ReichlRuth Reichl
(American)
Vincent CanbyVincent Canby
(American)

Camille DoncieuxCamille Doncieux
(French)
Bosley CrowtherBosley Crowther
(American)
Odysseas ElytisOdysseas Elytis
(Greek)

Mark Van DorenMark Van Doren
(American)
Peter BradshawPeter Bradshaw
(British)
Irving SandlerIrving Sandler
(American)

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

Daniel WildensteinDaniel Wildenstein
(French)
Nat HentoffNat Hentoff
(American)
Herbert ReadHerbert Read
(British)

Charles-Marie WidorCharles-Marie Widor
(French)
Kyle SmithKyle Smith
(American)
Stanley CrouchStanley Crouch
(American)

Scott RitterScott Ritter
(American)
William EmpsonWilliam Empson
(British)
Dave MarshDave Marsh
(American)

M. H. AbramsM. H. Abrams
(American)
James BerardinelliJames Berardinelli
(American)
Andrew SarrisAndrew Sarris
(American)

Paul MorleyPaul Morley
(British)
Kaikhosru Shapurji SorabjiKaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji
(British)
Jonathan RosenbaumJonathan Rosenbaum
(American)

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

Nick KentNick Kent
(British)
Vissarion BelinskyVissarion Belinsky
(Finnish,Russian)
Charles Augustin Sainte-BeuveCharles Augustin Sainte-Beuve
(French)

Richard CorlissRichard Corliss
(American)
Ben BrantleyBen Brantley
(American)
Steven CojocaruSteven Cojocaru
(Canadian)