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Kenneth Clark, Baron Clark (1903-1983), Art historian

Sitter in 27 portraits
Artist of 1 portrait
Art historian and museum director. Clark was born in London, the son of a textile industrialist in Paisley, brought up in Suffolk, and educated at Winchester and Oxford. He became Keeper of Fine Art at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (1931-3) and, at 31, the youngest Director of the National Gallery (1934-45), and Slade Professor of Fine Art (1946-50). In 1939 he persuaded the Ministry of Information to keep professional artists out of the front line. He became a household name with the television series Civilisation (1969), which brought the history of western culture to a vast new audience. Knighted in 1938, he was made a life peer in 1969, when Private Eye called him Lord Clark of Civilisation.

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6055

Kenneth Clark, Baron Clark

by Kenneth Clark, Baron Clark
chalk on board, circa 1918
NPG 6055

5244

Kenneth Clark, Baron Clark

by Graham Vivian Sutherland
oil on canvas, circa 1962-1964
NPG 5244

5243

Kenneth Clark, Baron Clark

by Graham Vivian Sutherland
oil on canvas, 1963-1964
NPG 5243

P490(19)

Kenneth Clark, Baron Clark

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1965
NPG P490(19)

P1153

Kenneth Clark, Baron Clark

by Bernard Lee ('Bern') Schwartz
dye transfer print, 7 April 1977
NPG P1153

P150(12)

Kenneth Clark, Baron Clark

by Arnold Newman
bromide print, 1978
NPG P150(12)

x10516

Kenneth Clark, Baron Clark

by Howard Coster
10 x 8 inch film negative, 1934
NPG x10516

x10517

Kenneth Clark, Baron Clark

by Howard Coster
10 x 8 inch film negative, 1934
NPG x10517

x10518

Kenneth Clark, Baron Clark

by Howard Coster
10 x 8 inch film negative, 1934
NPG x10518

x10519

Kenneth Clark, Baron Clark

by Howard Coster
10 x 8 inch film negative, 1934
NPG x10519

x10827

Kenneth Clark, Baron Clark

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1937
NPG x10827

x10828

Kenneth Clark, Baron Clark

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1937
NPG x10828

x10829

Kenneth Clark, Baron Clark

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1937
NPG x10829

x14047

Kenneth Clark, Baron Clark

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print on white card mount, 1955
NPG x14047

x165789

Kenneth Clark, Baron Clark

by Walter Bird
bromide print on card mount, February 1959
NPG x165789

x137496

Kenneth Clark, Baron Clark; Queen Elizabeth II; Anthony Blunt

by Keystone Press Agency Ltd
vintage print, 19 February 1959
NPG x137496

x14262

Kenneth Clark, Baron Clark

by Janet Stone
bromide print, June 1964
NPG x14262

x15101

Kenneth Clark, Baron Clark

by Roger George Clark
bromide print, 14 September 1977
NPG x15101

P187

Kenneth Clark, Baron Clark

by Bill Brandt
bromide print, published in Harper's Bazaar December 1944
NPG P187