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.

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Selected Broadcasts

British Art at War - Ep 1
Paul Nash

Andrew explores the art of Paul Nash, whose work was profoundly affected by his personal experience of war.

British Art at War - Ep 2
Walter Sickert

Andrew Graham-Dixon tells the story of artist Walter Sickert, who understood that the theatre of war was not confined to the trenches.

British Art at War - Ep 3
David Bomberg

Andrew Graham-Dixon tells the story of David Bomberg, the startlingly original British painter who died in obscurity over 50 years ago.

Turner, Monet and Twombly

Turner, Monet and Twombly

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

14 Oct 2020
Explore Rome with AGD and Andante Travels

Explore Caravaggio through the galleries, churches and private collections of Rome, with Andrew as your guide.


Rome, Italy

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05 Nov 2020
In the Picture

In this wide ranging talk, Andrew plays the role both of biographer and detective to discuss the principles and practice of art appreciation.

Thursday 7:30pm

Trinity Theatre

Tunbridge Wells

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07 Nov 2020
Barnes Book Festival

Andrew is thrilled to be presenting a talk at the inaugural Barnes Book Festival for Adults!

Saturday 2:00pm

Barnes Green 


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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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