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Carlton Leon Clark, American artist. Decorated Bronze Star medal for valor, Meritorious Service medal, Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm; recipient 1st place award Department Defense Photography Contest Experimental Division, 1986. Member Society Photographic Educators (member program committee national convention 1986).


Clark, Carlton Leon was born on July 26, 1933 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Elias Edward and Leslie Edith (Saunders) Clark.


Bachelor in Sociology, University Nebraska, 1969. Student, State Department Foreign Language School, Washington, 1971. Student, Department Defense Foreign Language Institute, Monterey, California, 1973.

Postgraduate, Towson (Maryland) University, 1979. Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography, Maryland Institute College Art, 1986.


Enlisted United States Army, 1951-1960, commissioned Second lieutenant, 1960, advanced through grades to major, 1968, assistant logistical maintenance management officer Fort Benning, Georgia, 1960-1962, commanding officer, headquarters company and honor guard commander Governor's Island, New York, 1963-1966, deputy logistical and maintenance management officer Fort Benning, 1966, advisor local Vietnamese militia commander, 1967-1968, logistical and maintenance management officer Fort Dix, New Jersey, 1969-1970, advisor Vietnamese district chief Vietnam, 1971, security and plans officer Bangkok, Thailand, 1973-1976, advisor Maryland national guard, 1976-1979, commander marksmanship unit Fort Meade, Maryland, 1979-1981. Visiting artist Baltimore School Arts, 1988, Hampton Institute, Newport News, 1989. Assistant Friends of Photography Workshops, 1989.

Member fine art accession committee Baltimore Museum Art, 1996, 97.


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  • Other Work

    • One-man shows include Art Gallery, Howard Community College, Howard County, Maryland, 1992, Maryland Institute College Art, Baltimore, 1995, Urban Online, 1998, Maryland Art Place, 2000. Exhibited in group shows at Royal Photograph Society, London, 1990, 91, Wilkes University, Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, 1993, School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, 1993, 96, 97, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, 1993, 97, The Arts Center, Portsmouth (Virginia) Museum, 1994, Multicultural Art Center, Cambridge and Boston, 1994, Museum National Center Afro-American Artists and Cambridge Multicultural Art Center, 1994, Northlight Gallery, Everett, Washington, 1994, Fine Arts Gallery, Lower Columbia College, Longview, Washington, 1995, University Arkansas, Little Rock, 1995, Spokane (Washington) Art School, 1995, Alexandria (Louisiana) Museum Art, 1995, Center Washington University, Ellensburg, 1996, Weber State University, Ogden, Utah, 1996, University West Florida, Pensacola, 1996, Artscape '96, Baltimore, 1996, The Government House, Annapolis, Maryland, 1997, Adler Gallery, Baltimore, 1997, Eubie Blake Gallery, Baltimore, 1997, Artscape '97, Baltimore, 1997, Howard County Center for Arts, Ellicott City, Maryland, 1998, Baltimore Museum Art, 1998, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, 1998, 99, 2000, others. Represented in permanent collections at Baltimore Museum Art, Schomburg Center Research Black Culture, New York City, Mr.

      & Mistress Roy DeCarava, Brooklyn, Mr. & Mistress Calvin Manson, San Diego, Mississippi Renee Townsend, Chicago, Mr. Tom Miller, Baltimore, Mississippi Doreen Bolger, Baltimore, Mississippi Carrie Weems, Oakland, California.


Member Society Photographic Educators (member program committee national convention 1986).


Married Minola Edwards, May 29, 1952 (deceased May 1963). Children: Carlton Leon II, Kevin Roy, Kelton Leon, Minola. Married Joan Frances Williams, August 12, 1963 (divorced July 1979).

Children: Christopher David, Lara Michelle, Russell Michael. Married Linda Michele Lewis, August 10, 1994. 1 stepchild, Jameel Dawn Day.

Elias Edward Clark

Leslie Edith (Saunders) Clark

Minola Edwards

Joan Frances Williams

Linda Michele Lewis

Carlton Leon II Clark

Kevin Roy Clark

Kelton Leon Clark

Minola Clark

Christopher David Clark

Lara Michelle Clark

Russell Michael Clark