Andrew Graham-Dixon Art critic, journalist, TV presenter, author, lecturer and educationalist.
Andrew Graham-Dixon Art critic, journalist, TV presenter, author, lecturer and educationalist.
Middle Ages & Earlier

“Bronze”, at The Royal Academy
Date: 23-09-2012
Owning Institution: Royal Academy
Divine to difficult
Date: 18-12-2011
Owning Institution:
Afghanistan
Date: 13-03-2011
Owning Institution: British Museum
Modern British sculpture
Date: 23-01-2011
Owning Institution: Royal Academy
Look ahead to 2011
Date: 02-01-2011
Owning Institution:
The Cosmati Pavement at Westminster Abbey
Date: 28-06-2009
Owning Institution: Westminster Abbey
"Babylon" at the British Museum
Date: 09-11-2008
Owning Institution: The British Museum
"Byzantium" at the Royal Academy
Date: 26-10-2008
Owning Institution: Royal Academy
Autumn preview of exhibitions in London and Paris 2008
Date: 07-09-2008
Owning Institution:
Renaissance Siena: Art for a Renaissance City a the National Gallery
Date: 14-10-2007
Owning Institution: National Gallery
The First Emperor: China’s Terracotta Army, at the British Museum
Date: 16-09-2007
Owning Institution: The British Museum
The Art of Eternity: The Genius of Early Christian Art
Date: 24-12-2006
Owning Institution:
The New(ish) Jameel Gallery of Islamic Art at the V&A
Date: 23-07-2006
I, Samurai
Date: 08-01-2006
Owning Institution:
ITP 279: The Death of Actaeon by Titian
Date: 04-09-2005
Owning Institution: The National Gallery
The Cambridge Illuminations at The Fitzwilliam Museum and Cambridge University Library 2005
Date: 04-09-2005
Owning Institution: Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
The Westminster Retable
Date: 22-05-2005
Owning Institution: The National Gallery, London
ITP 255: The Crucifixion by Giotto di Bondone
Date: 20-03-2005
Owning Institution: The Arena Chapel
New Portrait Miniatures Gallery, at The Victoria and Albert Museum
Date: 20-03-2005
Owning Institution: Victoria and Albert Museum
Compton Verney in Warwickshire, A New(ish) Museum in England 2005
Date: 16-01-2005
Owning Institution: Compton Verney
“Medieval and Renaissance Stained Glass” at Sam Fogg
Date: 12-12-2004
Owning Institution: Sam Fogg
Raphael : From Urbino to Rome at the National Gallery 2004
Date: 24-10-2004
Owning Institution: The National Gallery
ITP 222: St Christopher by an anonymous artist
Date: 25-07-2004
Owning Institution: Norton Priory
ITP 206: The Descent from the Cross by Rogier van der Weyden
Date: 04-04-2004
Owning Institution:
Art from Islamic Lands, at the Hermitage Rooms; Durer and the Virgin, at the National Gallery
Date: 04-04-2004
Owning Institution: State Hermitage Museum.
ITP 204: A Young Hare by Albrecht Durer
Date: 21-03-2004
Owning Institution: The Drawings Collection of the Albertina
ITP 168: The Religious Teacher Sherab Senge by anon., second half of the fifteenth century
Date: 06-07-2003
Owning Institution: Victoria and Albert Museum
ITP 159: The Nativity of the Virgin by Domenico Ghirlandaio
Date: 04-05-2003
Owning Institution: Santa Maria Novella
ITP 116: The Unton Memorial Picture by an unknown artist
Date: 07-07-2002
Owning Institution: The National Portrait Gallery
ITP 106: Seated Buddha by an anonymous artist
Date: 28-04-2002
Owning Institution: Royal Academy of Art
ITP 84: Two Figures Wrestling, with Referee, Anonymous Japanese craftsman
Date: 25-11-2001
Owning Institution: Mikami Shrine, Shiga Prefecture, Japan.
ITP 60: The Emperor Rebuffs ‘The Beautiful Wife Who Knew Herself to Be Beautiful’ attributed to Gu Kaizhi, from Admonitions of the Instructress to the Court Ladies
Date: 10-06-2001
Owning Institution: British Museum.
ITP 41: Krishna with the Cowgirls, Anonymous
Date: 28-01-2001
Owning Institution: The British Museum, London,
ITP 25: St Francis Receiving the Stigmata, by Giotto di Bondone
Date: 08-10-2000
Owning Institution: Louvre, France
ITP 18: Portrait of a Man and His Wife, by an anonymous artist in Pompeii (before 79 AD).
Date: 20-08-2000
The End of the World
Date: 30-11-1999
Owning Institution: The National Gallery
Pisanello
Date: 30-11-1999
Owning Institution:
Luca Signorelli
Date: 30-11-1999
Owning Institution:
Artists’ Assistants
Date: 30-11-1999
Owning Institution:
Titian
Date: 30-11-1999
Owning Institution:
The Coventry Doom
Date: 30-11-1999
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Art of Africa: the show of a lifetime
Date: 17-10-1995
Owning Institution: Royal Academy
For sale, a piece of medieval magic
Date: 07-07-1994
Owning Institution: Christie's
Try this for sheer size
Date: 30-11-1993
Owning Institution: The Louvre
From icon to Bacon
Date: 26-10-1993
Owning Institution: Victoria and Albert Museum
A precious stone set in a silver sea
Date: 05-10-1993
Owning Institution: National Gallery
The sacrament of holy oils
Date: 23-02-1993
Owning Institution: National Gallery
The not so dumb animals
Date: 22-12-1992
Owning Institution: National Gallery
Conference of strange deities
Date: 09-09-1992
Owning Institution: Hayward Gallery
On a wing and a prayer
Date: 28-12-1991
Owning Institution:
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At present, all of Andrew's reviews for the Sunday Telegraph are on the site,  as well as every example of the cult column Andrew wrote between 2002 and 2007 entitled "In the Picture".We are still working to input the Independent articles, which we hope will be on before too long!.

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Praise for Andrew Graham-Dixon:


"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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