Famous Critics & Connoisseurs - List of Famous Critics & Connoisseurs

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.

The Most Famous Critics & Connoisseurs

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Maria AltmannFebruary 18, 1916Austrian, AmericanMaria Altmann was an Austrian-American Jewish refugee who escaped Nazi occupied Austria and took refuge in America
Roland BarthesNovember 12, 1915FrenchRoland Barthes was a French literary theorist, critic and semiotician
Robert HughesJuly 28, 1938AustralianRobert Hughes was an Australian-born art critic and writer
Robert Hughes

Robert Hughes

Robert Hughes was an Australian-born art critic and writer

AustralianJuly 28, 1938123 views

Roland Barthes

Roland Barthes was a French literary theorist, critic and semiotician

FrenchNovember 12, 1915250 views

Maria Altmann

Maria Altmann was an Austrian-American Jewish refugee who escaped Nazi occupied Austria and took refuge in America

AustrianFebruary 18, 1916339 views