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)
Dick GregoryDick Gregory
(American)
Mark KermodeMark Kermode
(British)

Mark SteynMark Steyn
(Canadian)
Theodor W. AdornoTheodor W. Adorno
(German,American)
Gene SiskelGene Siskel
(American)

Denis DiderotDenis Diderot
(French)
McCaughey septupletsMcCaughey septuplets
(American)
Jacqueline RoqueJacqueline Roque
(French)

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

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

Harvey PekarHarvey Pekar
(American)
Pauline KaelPauline Kael
(American)
Leonard MaltinLeonard Maltin
(American)

Frank BruniFrank Bruni
(American)
Fredric JamesonFredric Jameson
(American)
Harry KnowlesHarry Knowles
(American)

Robert MondaviRobert Mondavi
(American)
Isabella Stewart GardnerIsabella Stewart Gardner
(American)
Armond WhiteArmond White
(American)

Molly MeldrumMolly Meldrum
(Australian)
Tom VerlaineTom Verlaine
(American)
Sergei DiaghilevSergei Diaghilev
(Italian,Russian)

John LahrJohn Lahr
(American)
Jay RaynerJay Rayner
(British)
Northrop FryeNorthrop Frye
(Canadian)

Vladimir ProppVladimir Propp
(Russian)
Joris-Karl HuysmansJoris-Karl Huysmans
(French)
A. O. ScottA. O. Scott
(American)

Kenneth TynanKenneth Tynan
(British)
Darius MilhaudDarius Milhaud
(French)
Stephen Thomas ErlewineStephen Thomas Erlewine
(American)

Peter TraversPeter Travers
(American)
Waldemar JanuszczakWaldemar Januszczak
(British)
Louis AragonLouis Aragon
(French)

Clement GreenbergClement Greenberg
(American)
George SteinerGeorge Steiner
(French,American)
Edmund WilsonEdmund Wilson
(American)

Gabriel MarcelGabriel Marcel
(French)
Wesley MorrisWesley Morris
(American)
Erin McNaughtErin McNaught
(Australian)

Pierre SchaefferPierre Schaeffer
(French)
Larry GagosianLarry Gagosian
(American)
Mimi Gardner GatesMimi Gardner Gates
(American)

Reynaldo HahnReynaldo Hahn
(French,Venezuelan)
David FrickeDavid Fricke
(American)
Arthur DantoArthur Danto
(American)

Hippolyte TaineHippolyte Taine
(French)
Brian SewellBrian Sewell
(British)
Félix VallottonFélix Vallotton
(Swiss)

Janet MaslinJanet Maslin
(American)
Ruth Graves WakefieldRuth Graves Wakefield
(American)
Bosley CrowtherBosley Crowther
(American)

Mark Van DorenMark Van Doren
(American)
Ruth ReichlRuth Reichl
(American)
Lionel TrillingLionel Trilling
(American)

Kaikhosru Shapurji SorabjiKaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji
(British)
Simon ReynoldsSimon Reynolds
(British)
Vincent CanbyVincent Canby
(American)

Peter WarlockPeter Warlock
(British)
Charles-Marie WidorCharles-Marie Widor
(French)
Ludwig QuiddeLudwig Quidde
(German)

Nat HentoffNat Hentoff
(American)
Odysseas ElytisOdysseas Elytis
(Greek)
Peter BradshawPeter Bradshaw
(British)

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

Scott RitterScott Ritter
(American)
Herbert ReadHerbert Read
(British)
Camille DoncieuxCamille Doncieux
(French)

John CampeaJohn Campea
(Canadian)
Maurice DenisMaurice Denis
(French)
Daniel WildensteinDaniel Wildenstein
(French)

James BerardinelliJames Berardinelli
(American)
Dave MarshDave Marsh
(American)
M. H. AbramsM. H. Abrams
(American)

Paul MorleyPaul Morley
(British)
Stanley CrouchStanley Crouch
(American)
Andrew SarrisAndrew Sarris
(American)

William EmpsonWilliam Empson
(British)
Jonathan RosenbaumJonathan Rosenbaum
(American)
Hal FosterHal Foster
(American)

Suzy MenkesSuzy Menkes
(British)
Kyle SmithKyle Smith
(American)
Vissarion BelinskyVissarion Belinsky
(Finnish,Russian)

Nick KentNick Kent
(British)
Steven CojocaruSteven Cojocaru
(Canadian)
Richard HoggartRichard Hoggart
(British)

Charles Augustin Sainte-BeuveCharles Augustin Sainte-Beuve
(French)
Richard CorlissRichard Corliss
(American)
Kathryn SchulzKathryn Schulz
(American)