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List of famous male art critics, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male art critics list contains the most prominent and top males known for being art critics. There are thousand of males working as art critics in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic art critics have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a art critic then the people below should give you inspiration.

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While this isn't a list of all male art critics, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male art critics?" and "Who are the best male art critics?"
Frank O'Hara is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Art Critics
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Francis Russell "Frank" O'Hara was an American writer, poet and art critic. Because of his employment as a curator at the Museum of Modern Art, O'Hara became prominent in New York City's art world. O'Hara is regarded as a leading figure in the New York School—an informal group of artists, writers and musicians who drew inspiration from jazz, surrealism, abstract expressionism, action painting and contemporary avant-garde art movements. O'Hara's poetry is personal in tone and in content and described as reading "like entries in a diary". Poet and critic Mark Doty has said O'Hara's poetry is "urbane, ironic, sometimes genuinely celebratory and often wildly funny" containing "material and ...more

Age: Died at 40 (1926-1966)

Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Also Ranked

#57 on The Best Poets of the 20th Century

#39 on The Best American Poets

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Gotthold Ephraim Lessing is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Art Critics
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Gotthold Ephraim Lessing was a German writer, philosopher, dramatist, publicist and art critic, and one of the most outstanding representatives of the Enlightenment era. His plays and theoretical writings substantially influenced the development of German literature. He is widely considered by theatre historians to be the first dramaturg. ...more

Age: Died at 52 (1729-1781)

Birthplace: Kamenz, Germany

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Charles Baudelaire is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Art Critics
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Charles Pierre Baudelaire was a French poet who also produced notable work as an essayist, art critic, and pioneering translator of Edgar Allan Poe. His most famous work, Les Fleurs du mal, expresses the changing nature of beauty in modern, industrializing Paris during the 19th century. Baudelaire's highly original style of prose-poetry influenced a whole generation of poets including Paul Verlaine, Arthur Rimbaud and Stéphane Mallarmé among many others. He is credited with coining the term "modernity" to designate the fleeting, ephemeral experience of life in an urban metropolis, and the responsibility art has to capture that experience. ...more

Age: Died at 46 (1821-1867)

Birthplace: Paris, France

Also Ranked

#30 on The Greatest Poets of All Time

#7 on The Best French Authors

#13 on The Best Romantic Era Poets

#1 on The Best French Language Poets of All Time

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Arthur Danto is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Art Critics
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Arthur Coleman Danto was an American art critic and philosopher. He is best known for having been influential, long-time art critic for The Nation and for his work in philosophical aesthetics and philosophy of history, though he contributed significantly to a number of fields, including the philosophy of action. His interests included thought, feeling, philosophy of art, theories of representation, philosophical psychology, Hegel's aesthetics, and the philosophers Friedrich Nietzsche and Arthur Schopenhauer. ...more

Age: Died at 89 (1924-2013)

Birthplace: Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

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