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

Sicily Unpacked Ep 1

Andrew and Giorgio team up to journey into the heart of Sicily.

Sicily Unpacked Ep 2

The Easter celebration in Modica is one of the most beautiful processions.

Sicily Unpacked Ep 3

AGD and Giorgio visit Mount Etna to find out how its future is linked to its ancient past.

The Cosmati Floor

Andrew tells the story of Westminster Abbey's magnificent medieval Cosmati floor, a treasure from the past triumphantly restored

Sicily Unpacked, Radio 4 Excess Baggage

Listen to Andrew’s interview about his recent programme on Sicily with Giorgio Locatelli, Radio 4 Excess Baggage

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

27 May 2020
AGD presents Art & Social Crisis

An alternative history of the renaissance, delivered live via Zoom.

Wednesday 6:00PM

Online talk

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03 Sep 2020
Bond Events Rome Tour

Andrew will be giving a walking tour of Rome to some of the world's leading designers, on behalf of Bond Five Star Events.

Thursday 12:00


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11 Sep 2020
Borders Book Festival

Andrew is thrilled to be speaking at Borders Book Festival in 2020.

Friday tba

Harmony Garden


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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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