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L15004_clark_1Kenneth Clark in his library, circa 1968, Saltwood Castle

Kenneth Clark (1903-1983) was an aesthete with an acute intelligence and a wide range of artistic tastes, and the inherited wealth both to indulge his likes and to act as a patron to artists such as Moore, Sutherland and Pasmore. Though primarily known for his seminal television series Civilisation, Lord Clark held a variety of important and scholarly positions within the British art establishment including, at the age of 31, being Director of the National Gallery; he was also a prolific lecturer and author on the Arts - and he used and promoted the Arts when he worked for the Ministry of Information during the Second World War.

A selection of items from Lord Clark and his family’s collection are being offered for auction by Sotheby’s across a wide range of departments.