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

History of British Art Ep 1
Dreams and Hammers

In episode 1 Andrew takes a look at the treasures which survived the Reformation and lie hidden in the corners of our churches and cathedrals.

AGD Keith Richards Interview

AGD interviews Keith Richards - one hour special.

History of British Art - Ep 2
North and South

AGD describes the fight between northern realism and lush fantasy in British art.

AGD John Lydon interview

Andrew interviews John Lydon for the Culture Show.

History of British Art - Ep 3
My Wife, My Horse, Myself

Andrew explores art depicting the world of the 18th-century British aristocrat.

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

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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09 Jan 2020
In the Picture with Andrew Graham-Dixon

In this wide-ranging and entertaining talk Andrew will explore some of his favourite paintings from many different corners of the history of art, telling the fascinating stories that lie behind them and revealing their often hidden meanings.

Thursday 7:30pm

Squire Performing Arts Centre 

Nottingham NG1 4JB

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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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