Andrew Graham Dixon

Andrew Graham-Dixon

Art Critic, Journalist, TV Presenter, Novelist, Lecturer and Educationalist

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Andrew Graham-Dixon is one of the leading art critics and presenters of arts television in the English-speaking world.

He has a long history of public service in the field of the visual arts, having judged the Turner Prize, the BP National Portrait Prize and the Annual British Animation Awards, among many other prizes. He has served on the Government Art Collection Committee, the Hayward Advisory Committee, and is currently a member of the board of the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead.

In the course of his career, Andrew has won numerous awards for writing and broadcasting, and his achievements have been acclaimed by many of his most distinguished peers.

Selected Broadcasts

Art of Scandinavia Ep 1

Dark Night of the Soul. Andrew begins the series in Norway.

Art of Scandinavia Ep 2

How Denmark became a great power and arbiter of taste in northern Europe - a story of transformation befitting the homeland of Hans Christian Andersen.

Art of Scandinavia Ep 3

In the final instalment we arrive in Sweden - home of Ikea and a tradition of brilliant furniture design stretching back to the early years of the 20th century.

Scott and Shackleton

Andrew Graham-Dixon looks at King George V's photographic collection of Scott and Shackleton's Antarctic expeditions

Andrew Graham-Dixon interviews Brian Eno

Andrew Graham-Dixon interviews Brian Eno and takes a look around Monrague House.

Andrew's Books

Caravaggio - A Life Sacred and Profane

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio lived the darkest and most dangerous life of any of the great painters. The worlds of Milan, Rome and Naples through which Caravaggio moved and which Andrew Graham-Dixon describes brilliantly in this book, are those of cardinals and...

Andrew's Events

Andrew lectures around the country. His manner is refreshingly unacademic

04 Dec 2019
Leonardo : A Life in Drawing - a conversation with AGD and Martin Clayton

Andrew Graham-Dixon joins Martin Clayton, Head of Prints and Drawings, Royal Collection Trust, and curator of Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing, to discuss how drawing helped Leonardo da Vinci to understand the universe.

Wednesday 18:30

Queens Gallery

Palace of Holyroodhouse

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16 Dec 2019
Lit & Phil Library

Andrew will be in Newcastle upon Tyne just before Christmas for a talk at the wonderful Lit & Phil library.

Monday 18:00

23 Westgate Road


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18 Dec 2019
In the Picture in Dumfries

Dumfries and Galloway Art Fund have invited Andrew to give a pre-Christmas lecture on how to look at art.

Wednesday 11:00am

Easterbrook Hall


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Andrews Archives

Andrew has written a weekly column covering all aspects of the visual arts for more than 25 years.
So far, we have managed to put almost a thousand of those articles into this archive, which is FULLY SEARCHABLE! From ancient Greek art to the painting of the Renaissance, to Modernism and Postmodernism and beyond - whatever you are interested in, or are researching, you should find some brain food / stimulation / ideas/ information here. Go to the top right corner of the page and have a look now!

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