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 Kenneth McKenzie Clark

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Kenneth McKenzie Clark

British art historian and museum director. He studied the history of art in Oxford. There he met his wife with whom he had three children. At the age of 31 he became a director of the National Gallery – the youngest person ever to hold this post. His goal was to promote art and for this reason he produced a series on the history of Western civilisation through art for BBC television, called Civilisation. The programme was popular on both sides of Atlantic and brought him international fame and nickname Mr Civilisation. He is also the author of numerous books among which Leonardo da Vinci (1939), Piero della Francesca (1951), The Nude (1956), Looking at Pictures (1960), Rembrandt and the Italian Renaissance (1966). In 1955 he purchased Saltwood Castle in Kent, where he was buried.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 14808096
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Kenneth McKenzie Clark (13 Jul 1903–21 May 1983), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14808096, citing St Peter and St Paul Churchyard, Saltwood, Shepway District, Kent, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .