11 Facts About Andrew Graham-Dixon


Andrew Michael Graham-Dixon was born on 26 December 1960 and is a British art historian and broadcaster.

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Andrew Graham-Dixon is a son of the barrister Anthony Philip Graham-Dixon, Q C, and Suzanne "Sue", a publicist for music and opera companies.

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Andrew Graham-Dixon continued his education at Christ Church, Oxford, where he read English.

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Andrew Graham-Dixon graduated in 1981 and then pursued doctoral studies at the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London.

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Andrew Graham-Dixon won the Arts Journalist of the Year Award three years in a row – in 1987,1988 and 1989.

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Andrew Graham-Dixon later became the chief art critic of The Sunday Telegraph.

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In 1992 Andrew Graham-Dixon won the first prize in the Reportage section at the Montreal World Film Festival for a documentary film about Theodore Gericault's painting The Raft of the Medusa.

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Andrew Graham-Dixon has presented many BBC documentary series on art, including A History of British Art, Renaissance, Caravaggio, The Secret of Drawing, The Battle for British Art, Art of Eternity, Art of Spain, The Art of Russia, Art of Germany, Art of America, British Art at War: Bomberg, Sickert and Nash, Art of China and Art of France.

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Andrew Graham-Dixon is passionate about the Mona Lisa, appearing in the popular BBC documentary Secrets of the Mona Lisa.

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Andrew Graham-Dixon was an early supporter of the group later known as the Young British Artists.

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On 9 November 2021 Andrew Graham-Dixon was banned from speaking again at the Cambridge Union after "doing a Hitler impression".

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