James Stourton – Kenneth Clark

James Stourton

Kenneth Clark: Life, Art and Civilization

About The Book

From his time at Bernard Berenson’s protégé at I Tatti in Florence to being the keeper of Western Art at the Ashmolean aged 27, to his appointment as the youngest-ever director of the National Gallery, Kenneth Clark displayed precocious genius. Drawing on previously unseen archives, James Stourton reveals the formidable intellect and the complicated, private man who wielded enormous influence on art, architecture and civilisation for generations to come.

Published by William Collins/HarperCollins

About The Author

James Stourton read History of Art at Cambridge and was UK Chairman of Sotheby’s until 2012. He is a Senior Fellow of the Institute of Historical Research (London University). He is the author of numerous books on art and architecture including The Great Houses of London and Great Collectors of Our Time. A regular lecturer on art history, he sits on the Panel of the Heritage Memorial Fund and the Acceptance in Lieu Panel.