Letter: Young masters

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Young masters

Sir: In his piece on Sir Roy Strong's diaries (29 April) Jonathan Glancey describes Sir Roy as the youngest ever director of a national collection, having been appointed to the National Portrait Gallery at the age of 31.

In June 1933 when Kenneth Clark, later Lord Clark, received a telegram from Ramsay MacDonald offering him the directorship of the National Gallery, he was "still under thirty".


Kingston Blount, Oxford