Andy is a dynamic London-based writer and cultural historian. His latest book The Story of Pop Art is a readable history of the first ‘postmodern’ art movement and will be published by Octopus Books in January 2020.
An engaging speaker and experienced lecturer, since 2005 he has taught 500 years of cultural history at galleries, museums, schools and universities across Europe and the United States.
Acclaimed by The Spectator and Country Life, his first book The Angel of Charleston (British Library Publishing, October 2013) was an insightful biography of Bloomsbury housekeeper and confidant Grace Higgens (1903-1983) based on her unpublished letters and diaries.
A former archivist at The British Library in London, Andy catalogued the Harold Pinter archive, interviewed Dame Joan Plowright on her life in theatre for the Oral History Archive, organised exhibitions on T. S. Eliot and Sir Terrence Rattigan and researched the 2012 Cultural Olympiad exhibition Writing Britain.
A graduate in Art History at St Andrews University in Scotland, he studied Arts Criticism at London University and has written a postgraduate thesis on the work of E. M. Forster and Virginia Woolf at Leiden University in The Netherlands.