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.

Mary BellMary Bell
(British)
Denis DiderotDenis Diderot
(French)
Rex ReedRex Reed
(American)

Dick GregoryDick Gregory
(American)
Mark SteynMark Steyn
(Canadian)
Gene SiskelGene Siskel
(American)

Theodor W. AdornoTheodor W. Adorno
(German,American)
Peggy GuggenheimPeggy Guggenheim
(American)
Robert ChristgauRobert Christgau
(American)

Mark KermodeMark Kermode
(British)
McCaughey septupletsMcCaughey septuplets
(American)
Armond WhiteArmond White
(American)

Michael WinnerMichael Winner
(British)
Jacqueline RoqueJacqueline Roque
(French)
Frederick R. KochFrederick R. Koch
(American)

Erin McNaughtErin McNaught
(Australian)
Kenneth TynanKenneth Tynan
(British)
Danny BakerDanny Baker
(British)

Jay RaynerJay Rayner
(British)
Fredric JamesonFredric Jameson
(American)
Harry KnowlesHarry Knowles
(American)

Pauline KaelPauline Kael
(American)
Sergei DiaghilevSergei Diaghilev
(Italian,Russian)
Leonard MaltinLeonard Maltin
(American)

Isabella Stewart GardnerIsabella Stewart Gardner
(American)
Tom VerlaineTom Verlaine
(American)
Frank BruniFrank Bruni
(American)

Molly MeldrumMolly Meldrum
(Australian)
Northrop FryeNorthrop Frye
(Canadian)
Harvey PekarHarvey Pekar
(American)

Peter TraversPeter Travers
(American)
Ruth Graves WakefieldRuth Graves Wakefield
(American)
A. O. ScottA. O. Scott
(American)

John LahrJohn Lahr
(American)
Robert MondaviRobert Mondavi
(American)
Joris-Karl HuysmansJoris-Karl Huysmans
(French)

Waldemar JanuszczakWaldemar Januszczak
(British)
Larry GagosianLarry Gagosian
(American)
Clement GreenbergClement Greenberg
(American)

Stephen Thomas ErlewineStephen Thomas Erlewine
(American)
Darius MilhaudDarius Milhaud
(French)
Edmund WilsonEdmund Wilson
(American)

George SteinerGeorge Steiner
(French,American)
Louis AragonLouis Aragon
(French)
Mimi Gardner GatesMimi Gardner Gates
(American)

Wesley MorrisWesley Morris
(American)
Lionel TrillingLionel Trilling
(American)
Pierre SchaefferPierre Schaeffer
(French)

Gabriel MarcelGabriel Marcel
(French)
Kyle SmithKyle Smith
(American)
Paul MorleyPaul Morley
(British)

Arthur DantoArthur Danto
(American)
Peter BradshawPeter Bradshaw
(British)
David FrickeDavid Fricke
(American)

Reynaldo HahnReynaldo Hahn
(French,Venezuelan)
Brian SewellBrian Sewell
(British)
Simon ReynoldsSimon Reynolds
(British)

Janet MaslinJanet Maslin
(American)
Rufus Wilmot GriswoldRufus Wilmot Griswold
(American)
Vincent CanbyVincent Canby
(American)

Bosley CrowtherBosley Crowther
(American)
Odysseas ElytisOdysseas Elytis
(Greek)
Ruth ReichlRuth Reichl
(American)

Félix VallottonFélix Vallotton
(Swiss)
Camille DoncieuxCamille Doncieux
(French)
Mark Van DorenMark Van Doren
(American)

Peter WarlockPeter Warlock
(British)
James BerardinelliJames Berardinelli
(American)
Herbert ReadHerbert Read
(British)

Greil MarcusGreil Marcus
(American)
Stanley CrouchStanley Crouch
(American)
Suzy MenkesSuzy Menkes
(British)

Andrew SarrisAndrew Sarris
(American)
Charles-Marie WidorCharles-Marie Widor
(French)
Nat HentoffNat Hentoff
(American)

Maurice DenisMaurice Denis
(French)
Kathryn SchulzKathryn Schulz
(American)
M. H. AbramsM. H. Abrams
(American)

William EmpsonWilliam Empson
(British)
Nick KentNick Kent
(British)
Scott RitterScott Ritter
(American)

John CampeaJohn Campea
(Canadian)
Dave MarshDave Marsh
(American)
Daniel WildensteinDaniel Wildenstein
(French)

Jerry SaltzJerry Saltz
(American)
Kaikhosru Shapurji SorabjiKaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji
(British)
Jonathan RosenbaumJonathan Rosenbaum
(American)

Hal FosterHal Foster
(American)
Richard HoggartRichard Hoggart
(British)
Steven CojocaruSteven Cojocaru
(Canadian)

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

Lucy R. LippardLucy R. Lippard
(American)
Ben BrantleyBen Brantley
(American)
Leslie FiedlerLeslie Fiedler
(American)