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 Italy - Travels with Vasari Part 1

On a spectacular journey through Renaissance Italy, AGD explores the extraordinary achievement of the chronicler of the Italian Renaissance, Giorgio Vasari.

Art of Italy - Travels with Vasari Part 2

AGD concludes his look at the work of the chronicler of the Italian Renaissance, Giorgio Vasari, and views some of the great masterpieces of his golden age.

Art of Italy - The Medici
Makers of Modern Art

AGD reveals how the Medici family transformed Florence through sculpture, painting and architecture, and became the financial engine behind the Italian Renaissance.

Martin Scorsese interview 2005

Andrew talks about his films and Caravaggio

Martin Scorsese interview, 2010

Andrew talks to Martin Scorsese about his film Shutter Island.

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

05 Nov 2020
In the Picture

In this wide ranging talk, Andrew plays the role both of biographer and detective to discuss the principles and practice of art appreciation.

Thursday 7:30pm

Trinity Theatre

Tunbridge Wells

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07 Nov 2020
Barnes Book Festival

Andrew is thrilled to be presenting a talk at the inaugural Barnes Book Festival for Adults!

Saturday 2:00pm

Barnes Green 


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27 Nov 2020
AGD presents Armchair Travel: Turin

Andrew leads a virtual tour of the remarkable art and architecture of Turin in this online talk.

Friday 7:00pm


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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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