Clark, Kenneth (Mackenzie), Baron    1903 - 1983

Art historian, born in London, England, UK. He studied at Oxford, became keeper of the Department of Fine Art in the Ashmolean Museum (1931-33), Surveyor of the King's Pictures (1934-44), director of the National Gallery in London (1934-45), and professor of fine arts at Oxford (1946-50). He was also chairman of the Independent Television Authority (1954-57). In addition to his acclaimed scholarly work on Leonardo da Vinci, he wrote many popular books on his subject, and became widely known through his book and television series Civilisation (1969). He was given a life peerage in 1969.

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