Sir Kenneth Clark (1903-1983) was the premier art historian of his generation. During his career, he held a variety of positions, including fine arts curator at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford; director of the National Gallery; and Slade Professor of Fine Art at Oxford. In 1969, he presented the well-regarded television series, Civilisation: A Personal View. He was granted a life peerage in the same year. Martin Kemp is Emeritus Professor of History of the Art at Oxford University.