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.

Maria Altmann Maria Altmann
Austrian, American

Robert Hughes Robert Hughes
Australian

Gene SiskelGene Siskel
American
Robert ChristgauRobert Christgau
American

Mark SteynMark Steyn
Canadian
Dick GregoryDick Gregory
American

Paul SchraderPaul Schrader
American

Mark KermodeMark Kermode
British

Peggy GuggenheimPeggy Guggenheim
American

George PlimptonGeorge Plimpton
American
Robert MondaviRobert Mondavi
American

Leonard MaltinLeonard Maltin
American

Rupert SheldrakeRupert Sheldrake
British

Pauline KaelPauline Kael
American
Frank BruniFrank Bruni
American

McCaughey septupletsMcCaughey septuplets
American
Peter TraversPeter Travers
American

Fredric JamesonFredric Jameson
American

Jay RaynerJay Rayner
British
Michael WinnerMichael Winner
British

Molly MeldrumMolly Meldrum
Australian
Samuel R. DelanySamuel R. Delany
American

Danny BakerDanny Baker
British

A. O. ScottA. O. Scott
American
Kurt LoderKurt Loder
American
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Frederick R. KochFrederick R. Koch
American
Rex ReedRex Reed
American

Richard RoeperRichard Roeper
American

Ronald DeWolfRonald DeWolf
American

Jacqueline RoqueJacqueline Roque
French
Terry EagletonTerry Eagleton
British
Tom VerlaineTom Verlaine
American

Clement GreenbergClement Greenberg
American

John LahrJohn Lahr
American

Northrop FryeNorthrop Frye
Canadian
Armond WhiteArmond White
American

Vladimir ProppVladimir Propp
Russian

Sergei DiaghilevSergei Diaghilev
Italian, Russian

Félix VallottonFélix Vallotton
Swiss

Ford Madox FordFord Madox Ford
British
Stephen Thomas ErlewineStephen Thomas Erlewine
American

Joris-Karl HuysmansJoris-Karl Huysmans
French
Peter AckroydPeter Ackroyd
British

Harry KnowlesHarry Knowles
American

Isabella Stewart GardnerIsabella Stewart Gardner
American
Charles MaurrasCharles Maurras
French

Harvey PekarHarvey Pekar
American
Kenneth TynanKenneth Tynan
British

Ruth Graves WakefieldRuth Graves Wakefield
American

Brian SewellBrian Sewell
British

Darius MilhaudDarius Milhaud
French

Janet MaslinJanet Maslin
American
Gabriel MarcelGabriel Marcel
French

Eve Kosofsky SedgwickEve Kosofsky Sedgwick
American

Ruth ReichlRuth Reichl
American

Vincent CanbyVincent Canby
American
Stanley FishStanley Fish
American

George SteinerGeorge Steiner
French, American
Waldemar JanuszczakWaldemar Januszczak
British

Walter PaterWalter Pater
British

David FrickeDavid Fricke
American
Erin McNaughtErin McNaught
Australian

George Henry LewesGeorge Henry Lewes
British
Louis AragonLouis Aragon
French

Arthur DantoArthur Danto
American

Edmund WilsonEdmund Wilson
American
Pierre SchaefferPierre Schaeffer
French

Rufus Wilmot GriswoldRufus Wilmot Griswold
American
Maryse CondéMaryse Condé
French, Guadeloupean

Wesley MorrisWesley Morris
American

Elaine ShowalterElaine Showalter
American

Mimi Gardner GatesMimi Gardner Gates
American
William Dean HowellsWilliam Dean Howells
American
Clive BellClive Bell
British

Larry GagosianLarry Gagosian
American

James BerardinelliJames Berardinelli
American

Lionel TrillingLionel Trilling
American
James BlishJames Blish
American

Viktor ShklovskyViktor Shklovsky
Russian

Greil MarcusGreil Marcus
American

Hippolyte TaineHippolyte Taine
French

Reynaldo HahnReynaldo Hahn
French, Venezuelan
Andrew SarrisAndrew Sarris
American

M. H. AbramsM. H. Abrams
American
Cleanth BrooksCleanth Brooks
American

Herbert ReadHerbert Read
British
Odysseas ElytisOdysseas Elytis
Greek
Jonathan RosenbaumJonathan Rosenbaum
American