Kenneth Clark

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Birthday
13, 1903
Birthplace
England
Death Date
May 21, 1983 (79)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
13, 1903
Birthplace
England
Death Date
May 21, 1983 (79)

About

Remembered for Looking at Pictures (1960), Animals and Men (1977), and other popular books on the topics of art history and aesthetics, Clark is also notable as the producer, writer, and host of an internationally acclaimed BBC documentary series titled Civilisation.

Before Fame

After studying at Trinity College, Oxford, he became a curator at the Ashmolean Museum. In 1933, he was hired as the National Gallery's youngest-ever director.

Trivia

He published a 1977 autobiography titled The Other Half.

Family Life

Born to Scottish parents Margaret and Kenneth Clark, he spent his childhood in London, England. His marriage to Irishwoman Elizabeth Jane Martin resulted in children named Colin, Colette, and Alan.

Associated With

He was influenced by the work of Victorian era art critic John Ruskin.

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