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)
Peter WarlockPeter Warlock
(British)
Denis DiderotDenis Diderot
(French)

Theodor W. AdornoTheodor W. Adorno
(German,American)
Mark SteynMark Steyn
(Canadian)
Dick GregoryDick Gregory
(American)

Gene SiskelGene Siskel
(American)
McCaughey septupletsMcCaughey septuplets
(American)
Robert ChristgauRobert Christgau
(American)

Mark KermodeMark Kermode
(British)
Peggy GuggenheimPeggy Guggenheim
(American)
Jacqueline RoqueJacqueline Roque
(French)

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

Fredric JamesonFredric Jameson
(American)
Pauline KaelPauline Kael
(American)
Jay RaynerJay Rayner
(British)

Frederick R. KochFrederick R. Koch
(American)
Sergei DiaghilevSergei Diaghilev
(Italian,Russian)
Frank BruniFrank Bruni
(American)

Leonard MaltinLeonard Maltin
(American)
Isabella Stewart GardnerIsabella Stewart Gardner
(American)
Molly MeldrumMolly Meldrum
(Australian)

Vladimir ProppVladimir Propp
(Russian)
Robert MondaviRobert Mondavi
(American)
Harvey PekarHarvey Pekar
(American)

Northrop FryeNorthrop Frye
(Canadian)
Clement GreenbergClement Greenberg
(American)
Tom VerlaineTom Verlaine
(American)

John LahrJohn Lahr
(American)
Armond WhiteArmond White
(American)
Harry KnowlesHarry Knowles
(American)

Darius MilhaudDarius Milhaud
(French)
Joris-Karl HuysmansJoris-Karl Huysmans
(French)
Stephen Thomas ErlewineStephen Thomas Erlewine
(American)

A. O. ScottA. O. Scott
(American)
Waldemar JanuszczakWaldemar Januszczak
(British)
Kenneth TynanKenneth Tynan
(British)

Peter TraversPeter Travers
(American)
Louis AragonLouis Aragon
(French)
George SteinerGeorge Steiner
(French,American)

Pierre SchaefferPierre Schaeffer
(French)
Ruth Graves WakefieldRuth Graves Wakefield
(American)
Gabriel MarcelGabriel Marcel
(French)

Edmund WilsonEdmund Wilson
(American)
Arthur DantoArthur Danto
(American)
David FrickeDavid Fricke
(American)

Mimi Gardner GatesMimi Gardner Gates
(American)
Larry GagosianLarry Gagosian
(American)
Jerry SaltzJerry Saltz
(American)

Brian SewellBrian Sewell
(British)
Hippolyte TaineHippolyte Taine
(French)
Lionel TrillingLionel Trilling
(American)

Erin McNaughtErin McNaught
(Australian)
Simon ReynoldsSimon Reynolds
(British)
Mark Van DorenMark Van Doren
(American)

Wesley MorrisWesley Morris
(American)
Félix VallottonFélix Vallotton
(Swiss)
Bosley CrowtherBosley Crowther
(American)

Reynaldo HahnReynaldo Hahn
(French,Venezuelan)
Rufus Wilmot GriswoldRufus Wilmot Griswold
(American)
Janet MaslinJanet Maslin
(American)

Camille DoncieuxCamille Doncieux
(French)
Odysseas ElytisOdysseas Elytis
(Greek)
Ludwig QuiddeLudwig Quidde
(German)

Vincent CanbyVincent Canby
(American)
Peter BradshawPeter Bradshaw
(British)
Herbert ReadHerbert Read
(British)

Richard HoggartRichard Hoggart
(British)
Charles-Marie WidorCharles-Marie Widor
(French)
Maurice DenisMaurice Denis
(French)

Ruth ReichlRuth Reichl
(American)
Paul MorleyPaul Morley
(British)
Greil MarcusGreil Marcus
(American)

Stanley KauffmannStanley Kauffmann
(American)
Nat HentoffNat Hentoff
(American)
Dave MarshDave Marsh
(American)

M. H. AbramsM. H. Abrams
(American)
William EmpsonWilliam Empson
(British)
Andrew SarrisAndrew Sarris
(American)

Daniel WildensteinDaniel Wildenstein
(French)
Suzy MenkesSuzy Menkes
(British)
James BerardinelliJames Berardinelli
(American)

Kaikhosru Shapurji SorabjiKaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji
(British)
Scott RitterScott Ritter
(American)
Stanley CrouchStanley Crouch
(American)

Vissarion BelinskyVissarion Belinsky
(Finnish,Russian)
Jonathan RosenbaumJonathan Rosenbaum
(American)
Kyle SmithKyle Smith
(American)

Hal FosterHal Foster
(American)
Charles Augustin Sainte-BeuveCharles Augustin Sainte-Beuve
(French)
Kathryn SchulzKathryn Schulz
(American)

Michael FriedMichael Fried
(American)
Nick KentNick Kent
(British)
Richard CorlissRichard Corliss
(American)