Andrew Graham-Dixon Art critic, journalist, TV presenter, author, lecturer and educationalist.
Andrew Graham-Dixon Art critic, journalist, TV presenter, author, lecturer and educationalist.
18th Century

Extensions of Life
Date: 26-08-2012
Owning Institution: Wellcome Collection
The Horse: From Arabia to Royal Ascot
Date: 03-06-2012
Owning Institution: British Museum
Liquid asset
Date: 29-04-2012
Owning Institution: National Maritime Museum
Visions of fire and light
Date: 05-02-2012
Owning Institution: Turner Contemporary, in Margate
German Romantic prints and drawings
Date: 27-11-2011
Owning Institution: British Museum
Ballet and Biblical chaos
Date: 04-09-2011
Owning Institution:
Court on Canvas
Date: 21-08-2011
Owning Institution: The Barber Institute
Gainsborough’s Diana and Actaeon Revealed
Date: 31-07-2011
Owning Institution: Gainsborough’s House
Watteau: The Drawings
Date: 20-03-2011
Owning Institution: Royal Academy
The Emperor Has Clothes
Date: 30-01-2011
Owning Institution: V & A.
A painter with Strong views
Date: 31-10-2010
Owning Institution: National Gallery
Failed Romantics
Date: 22-08-2010
Owning Institution: Tate Britain
Rude Britannia
Date: 13-06-2010
Owning Institution: Tate Britain
The Printed Image in China
Date: 23-05-2010
Owning Institution: British Museum
Paul Sandby at the Royal Academy
Date: 04-05-2010
Owning Institution: Royal Academy
Round up of 2009 exhibitions
Date: 14-12-2009
Owning Institution:
The Ashmolean revived
Date: 01-11-2009
Owning Institution: Ashmolean
Turner and the Masters at Tate Britain
Date: 27-09-2009
Owning Institution: Tate Britain
“The Call of the Sea” at the St. Barbe Museum and Art Gallery
Date: 20-09-2009
“The Discovery of Spain” at The Royal Scottish Academy
Date: 09-09-2009
Owning Institution: Royal Scottish Academy
“Medals of Dishonour” at the British Museum and “Felicity Powell” at Domobaal
Date: 23-08-2009
Owning Institution: The British Museum
“The Polish Connection” and “The Best of British” at The Dulwich Picture Gallery
Date: 16-08-2009
Owning Institution: Dulwich Picture Gallery
“Garden and Cosmos: The Royal Paintings of Jodhpur” at the British Museum.
Date: 31-05-2009
Owning Institution: British Museum
“Seen in My Visions: Wlliam Blake at Tate Britain”.
Date: 24-05-2009
Owning Institution: Tate Britain
“Baroque” at the V & A.
Date: 12-04-2009
Owning Institution: Victoria & Albert Museum
Autumn preview of exhibitions in London and Paris 2008
Date: 07-09-2008
Owning Institution:
“Turmoil and Tranquillity” at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich
Date: 03-08-2008
Owning Institution:
“Masterpieces from the Louvre: The Collection of Louis La Caze” at The Wallace Collection
Date: 06-04-2008
Owning Institution: The Louvre
“Pompeo Batoni” at The National Gallery
Date: 02-03-2008
Owning Institution: National Gallery
“The Return of the Gods” and Peter Doig, both at Tate Britain
Date: 10-02-2008
Owning Institution: Tate Britain
“Sleeping and Dreaming” at The Wellcome Collection
Date: 13-01-2008
Owning Institution: The Wellcome Collection
The Palais des Beaux-Arts, Lille
Date: 11-11-2007
Owning Institution: Palais des Beaux-Arts Lille
Paul Mellon’s Legacy: A Passion for British Art at the Royal Academy
Date: 04-11-2007
Owning Institution: The Royal Academy
Faith, Narrative and Desire at The British Museum
Date: 09-09-2007
Owning Institution: The British Museum
“The Changing Face of Childhood” at Dulwich Picture Gallery
Date: 05-08-2007
Owning Institution: Dulwich Picture Gallery
Between Worlds at the National Portrait Gallery
Date: 06-05-2007
Owning Institution: National Portrait Gallery
“A New World” at The British Museum
Date: 01-04-2007
Owning Institution: The British Museum
The Parrot in Art at the Barber Institute, Birmingham
Date: 18-03-2007
Owning Institution: The Barber Institute
Hogarth at Tate Britain
Date: 18-02-2007
Owning Institution: Tate Britain
Citizens and Kings at The Royal Academy
Date: 11-02-2007
Owning Institution: The Royal Academy
Canaletto in England at The Dulwich Picture Gallery
Date: 28-01-2007
Owning Institution: Dulwich Picture Gallery
The Triumph of Eros at the Hermitage Rooms
Date: 17-12-2006
Owning Institution: Hermitage Rooms, Somerset House
The Battle for British Art: How
Date: 18-06-2006
Owning Institution:
Publication: Sunday Telegraph Features
Subject: 18th Century
Gothic Nightmares at Tate Britain 2006
Date: 19-02-2006
Owning Institution: Tate Britain
Canaletto in Venice at The Queen’s Gallery 2005
Date: 27-11-2005
Owning Institution: The Queen's Gallery
China: The Three Emperors, at the Royal Academy 2005
Date: 20-11-2005
Owning Institution: The Royal Academy, London
Self-Portrait: Renaissance to Contemporary at The National Portrait Gallery 2005
Date: 23-10-2005
Owning Institution: National Gallery
ITP 276: Mr and Mrs Andrews by Thomas Gainsborough
Date: 14-08-2005
Owning Institution: National Gallery
ITP 272: A Family of Three at Tea by Richard Collins
Date: 17-07-2005
Owning Institution: The Victoria and Albert Museum
Stubbs, an appreciation
Date: 03-07-2005
Owning Institution: The National Gallery, London
Stubbs and the Horse at The National Gallery 2005
Date: 03-07-2005
ITP 264: The Violation of the Tombs of the Kings in the Basilica of Saint-Denis by Hubert Robert
Date: 22-05-2005
Owning Institution: Musee Carnavalet
ITP 249: Study of a Cockerel, by Francois Boucher
Date: 06-02-2005
Owning Institution: Stockhol, Nationalmuseum
Compton Verney in Warwickshire, A New(ish) Museum in England 2005
Date: 16-01-2005
Owning Institution: Compton Verney
ITP 241: Reverend Dr Robert Walker Skating on Duddingston Loch, by Henry Raeburn. c.1795.
Date: 12-12-2004
ITP 239: Infant Joy by William Blake
Date: 28-11-2004
Owning Institution:
ITP 234: Mohammed Dervish Khan by Elizabeth Vigee-Lebrun
Date: 24-10-2004
Owning Institution: Private Collection, France
Boucher: Seductive Visions at the Wallace Collection 2004
Date: 10-10-2004
Owning Institution: Wallace Collection
ITP 223: Summer by Nicholas Lancret
Date: 01-08-2004
Owning Institution: Hermitage Museum
ITP 221: The Election: Chairing the Member by William Hogart
Date: 18-07-2004
Owning Institution: The Soane Museum
William Hodges, 1744-97: The Art of Exploration, at the National Maritime Museum
Date: 11-07-2004
Owning Institution: National Maritime Museum
The Art of the Garden; Michael Landy’s Semi-Detached, two exhibitions at Tate Britain 2004
Date: 06-06-2004
Owning Institution: Tate Britain
ITP 203: Self-Portrait by James Barry
Date: 14-03-2004
Owning Institution: The National Gallery of Ireland
The John Madejski Fine Rooms at the Royal Academy. In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida at Tate Britain
Date: 14-03-2004
Owning Institution: Tate Gallery
ITP 201: Washington and his Generals at Yorktown by James and Charles Willson Peale
Date: 22-02-2004
Owning Institution: Maryland Historical Society
ITP 199: The Fountain of Love by Jean-Honore Fragonard
Date: 08-02-2004
Owning Institution: The Wallace Collection
ITP 198: Savoyard with a Marmot by Jean-Antoine Watteau
Date: 01-02-2004
Owning Institution: The Hermitage
ITP 195: Heads of Six of Hogarth’s Servants by William Hogarth
Date: 11-01-2004
Owning Institution: Tate Britain
ITP 190: The Three Graces by Antonio Canova
Date: 07-12-2003
Owning Institution: National Gallery of Scotland
ITP 189: David Hume by Allan Ramsay
Date: 30-11-2003
ITP 188: Mary Countess Howe by Thomas Gainsborough
Date: 23-11-2003
Owning Institution: Kenwood House
ITP 183: David Garrick in ‘The Provok’d Wife’ by Johann Zoffany
Date: 19-10-2003
Owning Institution: The Holburne Museum, Bath
ITP 170: Omai by Sir Joshua Reynolds
Date: 20-07-2003
Owning Institution: British art
ITP 163: Hambletonian, Rubbing Down by George Stubbs
Date: 01-06-2003
Owning Institution: National Trust
ITP 158: The Moat of the Zwinger in Dresden by Bernardo Bellotto
Date: 27-04-2003
Owning Institution: Royal Academy
ITP 152: An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump by Joseph Wright of Derby
Date: 16-03-2003
Owning Institution: The National Gallery
ITP 148: Exhibition of a Rhinoceros by Pietro Longhi
Date: 16-02-2003
Owning Institution: The National Gallery
ITP 135: The Drawbridge, Plate VII from Invenzioni Capricci de’ Carceri by Giovanni Battista Piranesi
Date: 17-11-2002
Owning Institution: The British Museum, London
ITP 131: Diana and Actaeon by Thomas Gainsborough
Date: 20-10-2002
Owning Institution: Tate Britain
ITP 129: Madame de Pompadour by Hubert Drouais
Date: 06-10-2002
Owning Institution: The National Gallery
ITP 125: The Little Schoolmistress by Jean-Simeon Chardin
Date: 08-09-2002
Owning Institution: The National Gallery
ITP 121: The White House at Chelsea by Thomas Girtin
Date: 11-08-2002
Owning Institution: Tate Britain
ITP 112: A Midnight Modern Conversation by William Hogarth
Date: 09-06-2002
Owning Institution: Yale Centre for British Art
ITP 94: William Beckford, by George Romney
Date: 03-02-2002
Owning Institution: Dulwich Picture Gallery
ITP 85: The Family of the Infante Don Luis, Francisco de Goya
Date: 01-12-2001
Owning Institution: National Gallery, London
ITP 80: Man Holding a Candle in a Cabbage Stalk, by Richard Waitt
Date: 28-10-2001
ITP 59: An Academy by Lamplight, Joseph Wright of Derby
Date: 03-06-2001
ITP 57: The Montgomery Sisters: Three Ladies Adorning a Term of Hymen, by Sir Joshua Reynolds
Date: 20-05-2001
Owning Institution: Tate Britain, London
ITP 42: The Face of the Moon, by John Russell
Date: 04-02-2001
Owning Institution: Soho House, Birmingham
ITP 28: The Nightmare, by Henry Fuseli
Date: 29-10-2000
Owning Institution: Tate Britain
ITP 24: Portrait of Mary, Countess of Bute, by Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1777-84
Date: 01-10-2000
Owning Institution:
ITP 13: The Blood of the Murdered Crying out for Vengeance by James Gillray
Date: 16-07-2000
Owning Institution: The British Museum, London
ITP 9: The Painter’s Daughters Chasing a Butterfly by Thomas Gainsborough
Date: 18-06-2000
Owning Institution: The National Gallery, London
ITP 8: The Swing by Jean-Honore Fragonard
Date: 11-06-2000
Owning Institution: The Wallace Collection
ITP 7: Whistlejacket by George Stubbs
Date: 04-06-2000
Owning Institution: The National Gallery, London
ITP 6: Stanislaus II of Poland by Marcello Bacciarelli
Date: 28-05-2000
ITP 3: Calais Gate, or O! The Roast Beef of Old England, by William Hogarth
Date: 07-05-2000
Owning Institution: Tate Collection
Chardin
Date: 30-11-1999
Owning Institution:
The History of Underwear
Date: 30-11-1999
Owning Institution:
Painting Quickly
Date: 30-11-1999
Owning Institution:
American Landscapes
Date: 30-11-1999
Owning Institution:
Thomas Jones
Date: 30-11-1999
Owning Institution:
Love's labours lost
Date: 12-08-1997
Owning Institution: Foundation Cartier
The name of progress
Date: 03-03-1997
Owning Institution: Tate Gallery
Acting their socks off
Date: 21-01-1997
Owning Institution: Dulwich Picture Gallery
Blinded by the light
Date: 03-12-1996
Owning Institution: Tate Gallery
Club Med
Date: 15-10-1996
Owning Institution: Tate Gallery
Alphabet; TEN YEARS IN THE ARTS
Date: 11-10-1996
Owning Institution:
The burden of perfection
Date: 23-09-1996
Owning Institution: Thorvaldsens Museum
Stubbs's equine masterpiece puts animal passion into the National
Date: 08-06-1996
Owning Institution: National Gallery
British art - our best kept secret
Date: 04-04-1996
Owning Institution:
The heartfelt tug of time
Date: 25-07-1995
Owning Institution: National Gallery
Turner in his grave
Date: 20-12-1994
Owning Institution: Dulwich Picture Gallery
As if Hitler never existed
Date: 24-09-1994
Owning Institution: Hayward Gallery
The Two Gentlemen of Venice
Date: 20-09-1994
Owning Institution: Royal Academy
Not just a pretty face
Date: 29-03-1994
Owning Institution: Queen's Gallery
Seeing, but not believing
Date: 22-03-1994
Owning Institution: Royal Academy
Faces of history
Date: 01-02-1994
Owning Institution: National Gallery
Try this for sheer size
Date: 30-11-1993
Owning Institution: The Louvre
A tale of two cities
Date: 16-11-1993
Owning Institution: Birmingham Gas Hall
Dull, mediocre, bad - and well worth the price of a ticket
Date: 17-08-1993
Owning Institution: Kenwood House
Putting a brave face on it
Date: 18-05-1993
Owning Institution: Whitechapel Gallery
The bigger, the worse
Date: 30-03-1993
Owning Institution: National Gallery
Chaos is come again
Date: 02-03-1993
Owning Institution: Tate Gallery
A novel approach
Date: 15-12-1992
Owning Institution: Brighton Museum and Art Gallery
The Queen keeps her pictures, but not her credibility
Date: 23-11-1992
Owning Institution: The Royal Collection
Sunny side up
Date: 17-11-1992
Owning Institution: National Gallery
Sudden shafts of reality
Date: 27-10-1992
Owning Institution: Ashmolean Museum
Personal stereo
Date: 04-08-1992
Facial disfigurement
Date: 21-07-1992
Owning Institution: Cartier Foundation
On a wing and a prayer
Date: 28-12-1991
Owning Institution:
Hatching out a world
Date: 10-12-1991
Owning Institution:
Living Statues
Date: 30-07-1991
Owning Institution: Kenwood House
Working the Land
Date: 18-06-1991
Owning Institution: Tate
History's broad canvas
Date: 04-06-1991
Owning Institution:
The official versions
Date: 14-05-1991
Moving Furniture
Date: 26-02-1991
Owning Institution: British Library
Darkness in a Frame
Date: 15-01-1991
Owning Institution: Accademia Italiana
Shows Must Go On.
Date: 31-12-1990
Owning Institution:
The painter and decorator
Date: 05-06-1990
Owning Institution: Accademia Italiana
Finding Mr Wright
Date: 13-02-1990
Owning Institution: Tate
The graphic details
Date: 09-01-1990
Owning Institution: Bolton Art Gallery
Cracks in the official version
Date: 12-12-1989
Owning Institution: Louvre
Acquiring New Tastes
Date: 07-09-1989
Owning Institution:
Movements in Modern Art
Date: 25-07-1989
Owning Institution:
Body Language
Date: 06-07-1989
Owning Institution: Victoria and Albert
The Pea-Shooter
Date: 20-06-1989
Owning Institution: Royal Academy
La Revolution Glorieuse
Date: 16-05-1989
Owning Institution: British Museum
A Bad Head for Figures
Date: 18-04-1989
Owning Institution: Clore Gallery
The Philosophy of Wallpaper
Date: 14-02-1989
Owning Institution:
Graphic equaliser
Date: 18-10-1988
Owning Institution: Royal Academy
A deal about pictures, or glory?
Date: 30-06-1988
Owning Institution: Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum
French connections
Date: 21-06-1988
Owning Institution: National Gallery
Cool, calm, collected
Date: 03-02-1988
Owning Institution: National Gallery
This is not a repeat
Date: 04-01-1988
Owning Institution: V&A
Swamped by convention
Date: 26-10-1987
Owning Institution: Tate Gallery
The shock of the old
Date: 09-10-1987
Owning Institution: Manchester City Art Gallery
Come into the garden, Claude
Date: 05-01-1987
Owning Institution: Sotheby's
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"Andrew Graham-Dixon is the leading British art critic..."
Robert Hughes

"Andrew Graham-Dixon is the dean of art critics."
A.A. Gill, the Sunday Times

"There is always something that cheers and invigorates - something that makes the reader feel more intelligent and alive."
Anthony Quinn, in the Observer.

"The pleasure is in the ideas. They fairly steam long... Graham-Dixon gets them over skilfully and succinctly without ever getting bogged down or self-conscious."
Matthew Collings, in the Independent on Sunday

"Andrew Graham-Dixon's range is unusually wide, his prose style so supple and his analysis of artists and their work so absorbing that the reader begins by being enthralled and ends by being enriched. How is this achieved? Generally, each piece begins with a description of a particular work of art in which the chief characteristics of the artist are revealed and then held up for re-examination in a wider context, invariably leading to fresh insights or reinterpretations... As a critic he is remarkably self-effacing,reserving the space for opinions on art and artists as opposed to displays of irascibility or bouts of petulance...  Then there is his irreverent sense of humour. For example, Boucher and Fragonard are described as 'painters of airborne brothels' and Giacometti's fuigures are introduced as 'graduates of one of the most punishing physical regimes of modern times: the Alberto Giacometti Total Fitness Programme'. Yet such asides are soon abandoned for passages of sustained prose that often have the plangency of a meditation, only to be brought to a sudden halt by a startling epigram. Many of these last are brilliant apercus that are both memorable and instructive..."
Christopher Lloyd, Surveyor of the Queen's Pictures, in The Daily Express

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