Huge audience for TV art critic

Sixth formers at King Edward VI school meet art critic and TV presenter Andrew Graham-Dixon

Sixth formers at King Edward VI school meet art critic and TV presenter Andrew Graham-Dixon

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A TALK by art critic and television presenter Andrew Graham-Dixon drew an audience of more than 200.

Mr Graham-Dixon visited King Edward VI School, in Bury St Edmunds, to give a lecture on The Art of Propaganda. The audience included students of art and history, members of Bury Historical Society and members of the public who were interested in art and in Mr Graham-Dixon’s television series on the subject.

The school’s head of history Lizzie James said: “This shows just what an appetite there is to learn more about art and history.

“We had expected a talk by Andrew Graham-Dixon to be popular, but had never expected that 200 people would attend. It was a fascinating night and it gave superb new insights to our students studying the history of Spain.”

Mr Graham-Dixon has written many books on art since his first on Howard Hodgkin in 1993. He also writes regularly for national newspapers on the subject and has a weekly column in the Sunday Telegraph.

His television programmes include series on the Art of Britain, Spain, Germany and Russia as well as Sicily Unpacked.