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 Spain - Ep 1
The Moorish South

Andrew Graham-Dixon explores Spain's art history. He travels from Cordoba to Granada via Seville, examining the influence of Moorish culture.

Art of Spain - Ep 2
The Dark Heart

Andrew Graham-Dixon explores Spain's art history. He discovers how a brutal empire brought a Golden Age of art of the 16th and 17th centuries.

Art of Spain - Ep 3
The Mystical North

Andrew Graham-Dixon explores Spain's art history. He reveals how the north of the country has produced some of the most dazzling art of the modern age.

The Discovery of Spain

Andrew reviews this autumn's main exhibition at the RSA Edinburgh

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

20 Jun 2020
Reflections on British Art

AGD revisits the subject of his acclaimed BBC series to look at the history and legacy of British art.

Saturday 7:30pm

Trinity Theatre

Tunbridge wells

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22 Jul 2020
Kings Lynn Festival

Andrew will be returning to Kings Lynn for two talks - The Madness of Johannes Vermeer, and In the Picture.

Wednesday tba

Kings Lynn


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29 Jul 2020
Caravaggio, a Life Sacred and Profane

AGD will be giving the 40th Anniversary talk for the Southdowns Arts Society.

Wednesday 19:00

Midhurst Rother College

GU29 9DT

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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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