Tim Marlow

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Tim Marlow (born 1962) is a British writer, broadcaster and art historian. He is Artistic Director of The Royal Academy of Arts in London. Previously Director of Exhibitions at White Cube for over 10yrs. He is an award-winning broadcaster who has lectured on art and culture in over 40 countries. He has written and presented over 100 documentaries for radio and television.


Early life[edit]

Marlow was born in Long Eaton, Derbyshire, England, and grew up in Chesterfield.[1] He was educated at Denstone College, a boarding independent school for boys (now co-educational), in the village of Denstone in Staffordshire in Central England, and at the Courtauld Institute of Art, from which he gained a Master's degree.[2]


Marlow has presented numerous art programmes on UK television including studies of J. M. W. Turner for the BBC, Great Art for ITV (Seventh Art Productions, Phil Grabsky), Great Artists with Tim Marlow (Seventh Art Productions, Phil Grabsky), The Nude in Art with Tim Marlow (Seventh Art Productions, Phil Grabsky), living artists, The Impressionists with Tim Marlow (Seventh Art Productions, Phil Grabsky), the Tate Modern, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, Raphael, etc. He has written about art and culture for The Times, The Guardian, The Independent on Sunday, Arena, Art Monthly, Blueprint and many other newspapers and periodicals.[3] In 1993, he founded Tate: The Art Magazine.[3] From 1991 to 1998, he presented BBC Radio 4's arts programme Kaleidoscope, for which he won a Sony Award.[3] Marlow also presented the weekly BBC World Service cultural discussion programme Culture Shock from 2002-2008.[4]

Marlow is the Artistic Director of the Royal Academy of Arts in London.[3] His books and monographs include studies of the French sculptor Auguste Rodin and the Austrian expressionist painter Egon Schiele, and a survey of great artists published by Faber and Faber.[3]

He is visiting lecturer at Winchester School of Art. He is an examiner on the Sculpture MA and former creative director of sculpture at Goodwood.[5]


Publications by Marlow[edit]

  • Schiele. 1999. 1999. By Marlow.
  • Rodin. 1995. By Marlow.

Publications with others[edit]

  • Grenville Davey 1994. By Marlow, James Roberts, and Isabelle Rein Harez.
  • Anthony Caro: The Cascades Sculptures. 1993. By A. Caro and Marlow.
  • David Mach. Art & Design Monographs. 1995. By Paul Bonaventura and Marlow.
  • The Great Artists: From Giotto to Turner. 2002. By Phil Grabsky and Marlow.
  • David Mach. 2002. By Victor De Circasia, Paul Bonaventura, and Marlow.

Television programs[edit]


  • Great Art Series One (2017) Seventh Art Productions (Phil Grabsky). Commissioned by ITV.
  • Great Art Series Two (2018) Seventh Art Productions (Phil Grabsky). Commissioned by ITV.
  • Great Artists with Tim Marlow
    • Great Artists with Tim Marlow - Constable. 2006. Seventh Art Productions. Directed by Phil Grabsky, Ben Harding, and Andrew Hutton.
  • Easter in Art
  • Judgement Day: Images of Heaven & Hell
  • The Nude in Art with Tim Marlow. 2010. Directed by Phil Grabsky.
  • The Impressionists with Tim Marlow. Directed by Phil Grabsky. Eight episodes.
  • Marlow Meets...
  • The Art of the Portrait


  • Tim Marlow with... Gilbert & George
  • Tim Marlow on... Hogarth with Ian Hislop
  • Tim Marlow on... Holbein in England
  • Tim Marlow on... Carsten Holler at Tate Modern
  • Tim Marlow on... Velazquez
  • Tim Marlow on... Modern Art Oxford
  • Tim Marlow on... Constable: the Great Landscapes
  • Tim Marlow on... Highlights of the new Tate Modern
  • Tim Marlow on... Kandinsky: the Path to Abstraction
  • Tim Marlow on... Henri Rousseau: Jungles in Paris
  • Tim Marlow on... Rubens: a Master in the Making
  • Tim Marlow on... Degas, Sickert & Toulouse-Lautrec
  • Tim Marlow on... the British Art Show
  • Tim Marlow on... Stubbs & the Horse
  • Tim Marlow on... Caravaggio: the Final Years
  • Tim Marlow on... the Museum of Modern Art, New York
  • Tim Marlow on... The National Gallery's Grand Tour
  • Tim Marlow on... David Hockney
  • Venice Biennale 2001
  • High Five


  1. ^ "5 Minutes with... Tim Marlow"[permanent dead link] Talk Talk.co.uk. Retrieved 6 May 2010.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2 February 2013. Retrieved 20 August 2009.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ a b c d e BBC Newsnight Review Tim Marlow
  4. ^ US Financial Times Archived 1 September 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Tim Marlow Archived 2 June 2006 at the Wayback Machine