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List of notable or famous art critics from England, with bios and photos, including the top art critics born in England and even some popular art critics who immigrated to England. If you're trying to find out the names of famous English art critics then this list is the perfect resource for you. These art critics are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known art critic from England is included when available.

This is a list that features people like Brian Sewell and Frank Rutter.

This historic art critics from England list can help answer the questions "Who are some English art critics of note?" and "Who are the most famous art critics from England?" These prominent art critics of England may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected English art critics.

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Brian R Sewell is an English art critic and media personality. He writes for the London Evening Standard and is noted for his acerbic view of conceptual art and the Turner Prize. He has been described as "Britain's most famous and controversial art critic". ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 86

Birthplace: Kensington, London, England

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Frank Rutter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Art Critics from England
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Francis Vane Phipson Rutter was a British art critic, curator and activist. In 1903, he became art critic for The Sunday Times, a position which he held for the rest of his life. He was an early champion in England of modern art, founding the French Impressionist Fund in 1905 to buy work for the national collection, and in 1908 starting the Allied Artists Association to show "progressive" art, as well as publishing its journal, Art News, the "First Art Newspaper in the United Kingdom". In 1910, he began to actively support women's suffrage, chairing meetings, and giving sanctuary to suffragettes released from prison under the Cat and Mouse Act—helping some to leave the country. From 1912 to ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 61 (1876-1937)

Birthplace: Putney, London, United Kingdom

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Frederic George Stephens is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Art Critics from England
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Frederic George Stephens was an art critic, and one of the two 'non-artistic' members of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 79 (1828-1907)

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Henry Strachey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Art Critics from England
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Henry Strachey

Henry Strachey was an English painter, art critic and writer. Known as Harry, he was the son of Sir Edward Strachey, 3rd Baronet, and a cousin of Lytton Strachey. He studied at the Slade School of Fine Art in London and exhibited widely between 1888 and 1923 at many galleries and shows, including the Royal Society of Artists in Birmingham, the Grosvenor Gallery, the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, the London Salon, the New English Art Club, the New Gallery and the Royal Academy. He was an accomplished portrait painter and amongst his subjects, in 1914, was the 7 year old Brenda Capron who is better known under her married name as the artist Brenda Pye. He executed a series of panels for the ...more on Wikipedia