|Birth||8 October 1904|
|Death||18 December 1976|
Alan Francis Clutton-Brock (8 October 1904 – 18 December 1976) was an English art critic and essayist. Clutton-Brock was born in Weybridge, Surrey, the son of Arthur Clutton-Brock. He was educated at Eton and King's College, Cambridge. He was art critic of The Times, 1945–55, a trustee of the National Gallery, and Slade Professor of Fine Art, at Cambridge, 1955–58. He wrote books of art criticism, a biography of William Blake, and a detective story, Murder at Liberty Hall. During the Second World War he served in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Clutton-Brock was twice married. His first wife, Shelagh, née Archer, with whom he had a daughter and a son, died in a road accident in 1936. In the same year he married Barbara Foy Mitchell, with whom he had a daughter. He died at his home, Chastleton House, Oxfordshire, aged 72.