Andrew Spira

Andrew Spira studied at the Courtauld Institute and Kings College, London.


For several years, he worked at the Temple Gallery, London (specialists in Byzantine, Russian and Greek icons) and as a curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum.


Subsequently he was Programme Director at Christie’s Education for 14 years.


Besides lecturing extensively on a wide range of subjects, he has taken numerous groups on cultural visits to sites all over Europe.

His book The Avant-Garde Icon, on the relationship between Russian icons and Russian Avant-Garde art, was published in 2008.


A two-volume reflection on the notion of personal identity and cultural conventions is being published by Bloomsbury this month, July 2020.

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