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 Ep 1

The first episode of what turned into a four-series (so far) adventure for Andrew and Georgio!

Basilicata, Matera, Puglia and Ruvo

Andrew Graham-Dixon on Faith in the Frame, part 1

Andrew Graham-Dixon talks on Faith in the Frame.

Donatello and Brunelleschi

Quite simply one of the best Art History programmes we have seen this year! Thank you to the children of Maple Walk School and Faraday School for sharing it with...

Ice Age Art: A Culture Show Special 1/5

Back in London, the British Museum is staging one of its most ambitious exhibitions yet, Ice Age Art: Arrival of the Modern Mind. Andrew gets a behind-the-scenes preview of the...

Sicily Unpacked Ep1

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

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

25 Jan 2019
Caravaggio: A Life Sacred and Profane

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio lived the darkest and most dangerous life of any of the great painters. Join the acclaimed art critic, presenter and journalist Andrew Graham-Dixon as he shares his insights and analyses about the extraordinary talent inside this explosive, fated artist. The talk will be followed by a chance to meet Andrew and purchase a signed copy of his book.

Friday 7:30pm

Trinity Theatre

Royal Tunbridge Wells.

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08 Feb 2019
In the Picture: Paul Nash

Andrew will be celebrating 150 years of Bishops Stortford College by opening an exhibition of 150 works of art created by their very talented students. He will also give a wide ranging talk - playing biographer and detective as he discusses the work of Paul Nash, and then explores some of his favourite paintings from the many different corners of the history of art.

Friday 7:00pm

Bishops Stortford College

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04 Mar 2019
How to Look at Paintings

This is a talk for the Princes Teaching Institute - a wonderful organisation supporting and enthusing teachers and students to further their experience.

Monday 6:00pm
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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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