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.