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)
Jacqueline RoqueJacqueline Roque
(French)
Mark SteynMark Steyn
(Canadian)

Theodor W. AdornoTheodor W. Adorno
(German,American)
Denis DiderotDenis Diderot
(French)
Dick GregoryDick Gregory
(American)

Gene SiskelGene Siskel
(American)
Robert ChristgauRobert Christgau
(American)
Peggy GuggenheimPeggy Guggenheim
(American)

Rex ReedRex Reed
(American)
Mark KermodeMark Kermode
(British)
Michael WinnerMichael Winner
(British)

McCaughey septupletsMcCaughey septuplets
(American)
Danny BakerDanny Baker
(British)
Frank BruniFrank Bruni
(American)

Frederick R. KochFrederick R. Koch
(American)
Harry KnowlesHarry Knowles
(American)
Fredric JamesonFredric Jameson
(American)

Jay RaynerJay Rayner
(British)
Pauline KaelPauline Kael
(American)
Vladimir ProppVladimir Propp
(Russian)

Leonard MaltinLeonard Maltin
(American)
Armond WhiteArmond White
(American)
Sergei DiaghilevSergei Diaghilev
(Italian,Russian)

Kenneth TynanKenneth Tynan
(British)
Northrop FryeNorthrop Frye
(Canadian)
Ruth Graves WakefieldRuth Graves Wakefield
(American)

Tom VerlaineTom Verlaine
(American)
Isabella Stewart GardnerIsabella Stewart Gardner
(American)
Harvey PekarHarvey Pekar
(American)

Robert MondaviRobert Mondavi
(American)
John LahrJohn Lahr
(American)
Waldemar JanuszczakWaldemar Januszczak
(British)

A. O. ScottA. O. Scott
(American)
Clement GreenbergClement Greenberg
(American)
Joris-Karl HuysmansJoris-Karl Huysmans
(French)

Darius MilhaudDarius Milhaud
(French)
Peter TraversPeter Travers
(American)
Molly MeldrumMolly Meldrum
(Australian)

Stephen Thomas ErlewineStephen Thomas Erlewine
(American)
Wesley MorrisWesley Morris
(American)
Edmund WilsonEdmund Wilson
(American)

George SteinerGeorge Steiner
(French,American)
Erin McNaughtErin McNaught
(Australian)
Louis AragonLouis Aragon
(French)

Pierre SchaefferPierre Schaeffer
(French)
Reynaldo HahnReynaldo Hahn
(French,Venezuelan)
Lionel TrillingLionel Trilling
(American)

Larry GagosianLarry Gagosian
(American)
Camille DoncieuxCamille Doncieux
(French)
Arthur DantoArthur Danto
(American)

Gabriel MarcelGabriel Marcel
(French)
Hippolyte TaineHippolyte Taine
(French)
Kyle SmithKyle Smith
(American)

Mimi Gardner GatesMimi Gardner Gates
(American)
David FrickeDavid Fricke
(American)
Maurice DenisMaurice Denis
(French)

Peter WarlockPeter Warlock
(British)
Brian SewellBrian Sewell
(British)
Paul MorleyPaul Morley
(British)

Jerry SaltzJerry Saltz
(American)
Stanley CrouchStanley Crouch
(American)
Janet MaslinJanet Maslin
(American)

Simon ReynoldsSimon Reynolds
(British)
Peter BradshawPeter Bradshaw
(British)
Félix VallottonFélix Vallotton
(Swiss)

Bosley CrowtherBosley Crowther
(American)
Vincent CanbyVincent Canby
(American)
Odysseas ElytisOdysseas Elytis
(Greek)

Scott RitterScott Ritter
(American)
Ruth ReichlRuth Reichl
(American)
Mark Van DorenMark Van Doren
(American)

Herbert ReadHerbert Read
(British)
Charles-Marie WidorCharles-Marie Widor
(French)
Greil MarcusGreil Marcus
(American)

John CampeaJohn Campea
(Canadian)
Andrew SarrisAndrew Sarris
(American)
M. H. AbramsM. H. Abrams
(American)

Rufus Wilmot GriswoldRufus Wilmot Griswold
(American)
William EmpsonWilliam Empson
(British)
Nick KentNick Kent
(British)

Nat HentoffNat Hentoff
(American)
James BerardinelliJames Berardinelli
(American)
Dave MarshDave Marsh
(American)

Daniel WildensteinDaniel Wildenstein
(French)
Suzy MenkesSuzy Menkes
(British)
Richard HoggartRichard Hoggart
(British)

Kaikhosru Shapurji SorabjiKaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji
(British)
Kathryn SchulzKathryn Schulz
(American)
Hal FosterHal Foster
(American)

Jonathan RosenbaumJonathan Rosenbaum
(American)
Vissarion BelinskyVissarion Belinsky
(Finnish,Russian)
Richard CorlissRichard Corliss
(American)

Michael FriedMichael Fried
(American)
Charles Augustin Sainte-BeuveCharles Augustin Sainte-Beuve
(French)
Lucy R. LippardLucy R. Lippard
(American)