Tim Marlow

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Tim Marlow (born 1963) is a British writer, broadcaster and art historian. He is best known for his regular feature on Channel Five - Marlow On Style, an occasional series in which he looks at current art exhibitions. Marlow has also had several other art programmes, radio programmes and publications.


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, John Constable, living artists, 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 Director of Artistic Programmes at 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.[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]

Marlow is married to television producer Tanya Hudson. They live in East London. He is also an avid Chelsea supporter, and has a season ticket with his twin brother in the front row of The Matthew Harding Stand.


  • The Nude in Art
  • Constable
  • The Impressionists, by Tim Marlow (Paperback)
  • Grenville Davey by Tim Marlow, James Roberts, and Isabelle Rein Harez (Hardcover - Mar 1994)
  • Schiele by Tim Marlow (Paperback - Sep 1999)
  • Anthony Caro: The Cascades Sculptures by A. Caro and Tim Marlow (Paperback - Aug 1993)
  • Rodin by Tim Marlow (Hardcover - Jul 1995)
  • David Mach (Art & Design Monographs) by Paul Bonaventura and Tim Marlow (Paperback - 1 Sep 1995)
  • The Great Artists: From Giotto to Turner by Phil Grabsky and Tim Marlow (Hardcover - 1 Jan 2002)
  • David Mach by Victor De Circasia, Paul Bonaventura, and Tim Marlow (Paperback - April 2002)

Select published articles[edit]

  • Where it was hip to drip, Independent, (London), 21 Feb 1999 by Tim Marlow
  • Schnabel: still smashing after all these years, Independent, (London), 10 Jan 1999 by Tim Marlow
  • British art: the whole story in eight parts, Independent, (London), 16 Apr 2000 by Tim Marlow
  • The Listener: The geeks who went global, Independent, (London), 29 Oct 2000 by Tim Marlow
  • Visual Art: East meets West in new cultural revolution, Independent, (London), 19 Nov 2000 by Tim Marlow
  • Obituary: Bryan Robertson, Independent, (London), 26 Nov 2002 by Tim Marlow
  • American beauty...Jackson Pollock and Edward Hopper,Evening Standard (London), 13 May 2004 by Tim Marlow
  • Hail the mother of all madonnas, Raphael: from Urbino to Rome, Independent on Sunday, 31 Oct 2004 by Tim Marlow
  • This Year I Loved, Independent on Sunday, 26 Dec 2004

Television programs[edit]


  • Great Artists with Tim Marlow
  • Easter in Art
  • Judgement Day: Images of Heaven & Hell
  • The Nude
  • 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 to 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" Talk Talk.co.uk. Retrieved 6 May 2010.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ a b c d e BBC Newsnight Review Tim Marlow
  4. ^ US Financial Times
  5. ^ Tim Marlow

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