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

Italy Unpacked 3 Ep 1
From the Stones to the Stars

Andrew Graham-Dixon and Giorgio Locatelli explore the culture and cuisine of the east coast of Italy. They visit Matera, a Unesco world heritage site.

Italy Unpacked 3 - Ep 2
To the Centre of the Earth

Andrew Graham-Dixon and Giorgio Locatelli explore the culture and cuisine of the east coast of Italy. They visit the regions of Le Marche and Umbria.

Italy Unpacked 3 - Ep 3
The Merchants of Venice

Andrew Graham-Dixon and Giorgio Locatelli explore the culture and cuisine of the east coast of Italy. The last leg of their journey is in the Veneto region.

Fake Art at the National Gallery

Andrew Graham-Dixon goes behind the scenes of Fake art on display at the National Gallery.

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

30 Oct 2019
The Madness of Johannes Vermeer

Andrew is working on a new and groundbreaking study of another great  seventeenth-century painter, Johannes Vermeer, planned for completion next year. In this talk he gives a sneak preview of some of his most important new discoveries and reinterpretations of some of the most popular paintings in the world, including the Girl with a Pearl Earring, A View of Delft, The Milkmaid and The Artist in His Studio.

Wednesday 7:30pm

Trinity Theatre

Tunbridge Wells


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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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