Art Critic in History

Famous Birthdays

  • 1746-02-16 Johann Heinse, German Sturm und Drang novelist/art critic
  • 1865-06-26 Bernard Berenson, art critic (Italian Painters of the Renaissance)
  • 1866-12-14 Roger Fry, English artist and art critic (d. 1934)
  • 1880-03-03 Anne C Veth, Dutch cartoonist/art critic
  • 1881-09-16 Clive Bell, English art critic (d. 1964)
  • 1899-09-21 Luc Haesaerts, Flemish art critic (Flandre)
  • 1906-01-16 Clement Greenberg, art critic
  • 1907-02-01 John Canaday, art critic (Metropolitan Museum of Art Portfolios)
  • 1926-11-05 John Berger, English art critic and author (Ways of Seeing), born in London (d. 2017)
  • 1928-03-25 Hilton Kramer, Gloucester, Massachusetts, art critic, (d. 2012)
  • 1938-07-28 Robert Hughes, Australian art critic and writer (Barcelona), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 2012)

Famous Weddings

  • 1848-04-10 British influential art critic and social commentator John Ruskin marries Effie Gray in Perth, Scotland (later annulled).

Famous Deaths

  • 1887-03-24 Ivan Kramskoi, Russian painter and art critic (b. 1837)
  • 1931-05-17 Johan [Eliza J] de Master, art critic/writer, dies
  • 1936-09-05 Gustave Kahn, French Symbolist poet and art critic (b. 1859)
  • 1962-03-05 Anne C Veth, Dutch cartoonist/art critic, dies at 82
  • 1962-11-18 Luc Haesaerts, Flemish art critic (Flandre), dies at 63
  • 1964-09-18 Clive Bell, English art critic (b. 1881)
  • 1972-03-20 Jan Engelman, Dutch poet/art critic (At the Front), dies at 71
  • 1973-05-28 Jacques Lipchitz, Polish/French/US art critic sculptor, dies at 81
  • 1992-03-13 Hans Redeker, Dutch art critic (Algemeen Handelsblad), dies
  • 1992-11-11 Giulio C Argan, Italian art critic/mayor of Rome, dies
  • 1994-05-07 Clement Greenberg, US art critic (Art & Culture), dies at 85
  • 2008-08-23 John Russell, British-born American art critic and author
  • 2012-03-27 Hilton Kramer, American art critic, dies from heart failure at 84
  • 2012-08-06 Robert Hughes, Australian art critic and writer (Barcelona), dies at 74
  • 2017-01-02 John Berger, English art critic and author (Ways of Seeing), dies at 90