Estate of Kenneth Clark

Kenneth Clark was educated at Winchester and Oxford, and worked with Bernard Berenson in Florence. He was appointed Director of the National Gallery at the age of 30 and remained there until 1945. He was Slade Professor of Fine Art at Oxford from 1946 to 1950 and was Chairman of the Arts Council from 1953 to 1960. He was widely known for his television programmes on art, especially Civilisation. His first book, written at the age of 22, was The Gothic Revival, and many followed. He was made a Life Peer in 1969. He died in 1983.


Civilisation: A Personal View by Kenneth Clark.

Civilisation: A Personal View (2005).

The Nude: A Study in Ideal Form by Kenneth Clark.

The Nude: A Study in Ideal Form (1972).

  • The Gothic Revival
  • Leonardo da Vinci: An Account of His Development as an Artist
  • Florentine Painting: The Fifteenth Century
  • Piero della Francesca
  • Landscape into Art
  • Moments of Vision
  • Looking at Pictures
  • Ruskin Today
  • Rembrandt and the Italian Renaissance
  • Blake and Visionary Art
  • The Romantic Rebellion
  • Another Part of the Wood
  • Animals and Men
  • The Other Half
  • What is a Masterpiece?
  • Feminine Beauty