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Sir (John) Grahame Douglas Clark (1907–1995)

© The Executors of the Frink Estate and Archive. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2020. Photo credit: National Portrait Gallery, London

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Disney Professor of Archaeology at the University of Cambridge from 1952 to 1974, Clark refocused the study of prehistory on the broad development of human cultures, concentrating especially on the Mesolithic period. His 'World Prehistory' from 1961 (revised in 1969 and 1977), was translated into nine languages.

National Portrait Gallery, London







H 32.1 x W (?) x D (?) cm

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donated by the sitter's widow, Lady Gladys Maud 'Mollie' Clark, née White, 1996

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signed and numbered '2'


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