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This is a list of some of most prominent figures in the history of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Russian art criticism. Its purpose is primarily for orientation: for each critic we have provided summary bio-bibliographical details, available by following the links. An asterisk* indicates that works by critics are available in Russian and/or English translation via the links (or by going to texts from the menu bar on the left).

Please note that this is not a comprehensive list. We welcome suggestions for additions (email rva@ex.ac.uk).

  • Aleksandrov, Nikolai Aleksandrovich
  • Anrep, Boris*
  • Avdeev, Aleksei Alekseevich
  • Averkiev, Dmitrii Vasil'evich
  • Avseenko, Vasilii Grigor'evich
  • Batiushkov, Konstantin Nikolaevich*
  • Belinskii, Vissarion Grigor'evich*
  • Benois, Alexandre Nikolaevich [Benua, Aleksandr]*
  • Boborykin, Petr Dmitrievich
  • Bozherianov, Ivan Nikolaevich
  • Breshko-Breshkovskii, Nikolai Nikolaevich
  • Botkin, Vasilii Petrovich*
  • Bruni, Fedor Antonovich*
  • Bulgakov, Fedor Il'ich
  • Burenin, Viktor Petrovich
  • Buslaev, Fedor Ivanovich
  • Chernyshevskii, Nikolai Gavrilovich
  • Chuiko, Vladimir Viktorovich
  • Diaghilev, Sergei Pavlovich*
  • D'iakov, Aleksandr Aleksandrovich
  • Dmitriev, Ivan Ivanovich*
  • Dobroliubov, Nikolai Aleksandrovich*
  • Dosekin, Nikolai Vasil'evich
  • Druzhinin, Aleksandr Vasil'evich
  • Fedorov, Mikhail Pavlovich
  • Flerov, Sergei Vasil'evich
  • Garshin, Vsevolod Mikhailovich
  • Glagol' [Goloushev], Sergei Sergeevich
  • Gnedich, Petr Petrovich
  • Grabar', Igor Emmanuelovich
  • Grigorevich, Dmitrii Vasil'evich
  • Grigorovich, Vasilii Ivanovich
  • Grigor'ev, Apollon Aleksandrovich*
  • Iasinskii, Ieronim Ieronimovich
  • Kiselev, Aleksandr Aleksandrovich
  • Korolenko, Vladimir Galaktionovich
  • Kramskoi, Ivan Nikolaevich