Shortlisted for the Slightly Foxed Best First Biography Prize 2017
In this fascinating and detailed biography, James Stourton explores the life of art historian, museum director and broadcaster Kenneth Clark.
Covering all aspects of his professional and personal life, from his time as Bernard Berenson’s protégé to his appointment as the youngest-ever director of the National Gallery, this book tells the story of an inspiring and complex man who conveyed the profound beauty and importance of art, architecture and civilisation for generations to come.
‘Richly detailed, colourful and astute and it moves at a cracking pace . . . a resplendent biography’ Sunday Times