CLUTTON-BROCK, Alan Francis

1904 - 1976

Born in Weybridge, Surrey on 8 October 1904, son of art critic Arthur Clutton-Brock (1868-1924) and his wife Evelyn Alice née Vernon-Harcourt (born 30 December 1876-1964), who married at Weybridge in 1903. Educated at Eton College and Cambridge University, also studying at Westminster School of Art and taking up journalism he became art critic to 'The Times' in 1945. He married at Holborn, London in 1936, Barbara Foy Mitchell (26 September 1912-2005) and had two daughters. Greatly influenced by Roger Fry, who was a family friend, and exhibited at the Royal Academy and at the London Group and published several popular books including 'Italian Painting' (1930), 'Introduction to French Painting' (1932), and 'William Blake' (1933); ''Murder at Liberty Hall' (1941); and jointly with Adrian Stokes, 'CÚzanne' (2 vols.) for the Faber Library, in 1947-55. A National Gallery trustee and Slade professor of fine art at Cambridge 1955-1958. In 1939 a journalist & editor living at Lock Cottage, Maryland Lock Lane, Gosfield, Essex with his wife and widowed mother. He later lived at 'Uplands', Layham, Hadleigh in Suffolk but late in life moved to Moreton-in-the-Marsh, Gloucestershire where he died in 1976.




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