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

Dick GregoryDick Gregory
American
Paul SchraderPaul Schrader
American

Robert MondaviRobert Mondavi
American

Mark SteynMark Steyn
Canadian

Mark KermodeMark Kermode
British

Peggy GuggenheimPeggy Guggenheim
American
George PlimptonGeorge Plimpton
American

Michael WinnerMichael Winner
British

Rupert SheldrakeRupert Sheldrake
British

Frederick R. KochFrederick R. Koch
American
Rex ReedRex Reed
American

Fredric JamesonFredric Jameson
American
Pauline KaelPauline Kael
American

Molly MeldrumMolly Meldrum
Australian

Jacqueline RoqueJacqueline Roque
French
Samuel R. DelanySamuel R. Delany
American

McCaughey septupletsMcCaughey septuplets
American
Kurt LoderKurt Loder
American

Richard RoeperRichard Roeper
American

Ronald DeWolfRonald DeWolf
American
Leonard MaltinLeonard Maltin
American
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Danny BakerDanny Baker
British
Frank BruniFrank Bruni
American

Terry EagletonTerry Eagleton
British

Jay RaynerJay Rayner
British

Félix VallottonFélix Vallotton
Swiss
Sergei DiaghilevSergei Diaghilev
Italian, Russian
Vladimir ProppVladimir Propp
Russian

Northrop FryeNorthrop Frye
Canadian

Clement GreenbergClement Greenberg
American

Tom VerlaineTom Verlaine
American
Wesley MorrisWesley Morris
American

Ford Madox FordFord Madox Ford
British

John LahrJohn Lahr
American

Ruth ReichlRuth Reichl
American

Peter AckroydPeter Ackroyd
British
Armond WhiteArmond White
American

Harry KnowlesHarry Knowles
American
Isabella Stewart GardnerIsabella Stewart Gardner
American

Stephen Thomas ErlewineStephen Thomas Erlewine
American

Joris-Karl HuysmansJoris-Karl Huysmans
French
Erin McNaughtErin McNaught
Australian

Harvey PekarHarvey Pekar
American
Darius MilhaudDarius Milhaud
French

A. O. ScottA. O. Scott
American

Brian SewellBrian Sewell
British

Kenneth TynanKenneth Tynan
British

Peter TraversPeter Travers
American
Walter PaterWalter Pater
British

Pierre SchaefferPierre Schaeffer
French

Louis AragonLouis Aragon
French

Gabriel MarcelGabriel Marcel
French
Edmund WilsonEdmund Wilson
American

Janet MaslinJanet Maslin
American
Waldemar JanuszczakWaldemar Januszczak
British

Vincent CanbyVincent Canby
American

Mimi Gardner GatesMimi Gardner Gates
American
George SteinerGeorge Steiner
French, American

David FrickeDavid Fricke
American
Ruth Graves WakefieldRuth Graves Wakefield
American

Rufus Wilmot GriswoldRufus Wilmot Griswold
American

Larry GagosianLarry Gagosian
American
Hippolyte TaineHippolyte Taine
French

Lionel TrillingLionel Trilling
American
Arthur DantoArthur Danto
American

Mark Van DorenMark Van Doren
American

Bosley CrowtherBosley Crowther
American

Odysseas ElytisOdysseas Elytis
Greek
Simon ReynoldsSimon Reynolds
British
M. H. AbramsM. H. Abrams
American

Camille DoncieuxCamille Doncieux
French

Peter BradshawPeter Bradshaw
British

Reynaldo HahnReynaldo Hahn
French, Venezuelan
James BerardinelliJames Berardinelli
American

Henry Louis GatesHenry Louis Gates
American

Andrew SarrisAndrew Sarris
American

Jonathan RosenbaumJonathan Rosenbaum
American

Greil MarcusGreil Marcus
American
Herbert ReadHerbert Read
British

Jerry SaltzJerry Saltz
American
Scott RitterScott Ritter
American

Charles-Marie WidorCharles-Marie Widor
French
Daniel WildensteinDaniel Wildenstein
French
Kyle SmithKyle Smith
American