Harry Clarke

1889-1931 Ireland-Art Nouveau
Stained Glass-Illustrator

 

Brief Biography-Harry Clarke from Dublin, Ireland was a renowned stained-glass artist and book illustrator. His father Joshua was in the business of church decorating which included stained glass installation. Harry was apprenticed by his father whilst studying at the Metropolitan Collage of Art and Design at night. He was influenced by the French Symbolist movement and the Pre-Raphaelite artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti.
In 1910 he won a gold medal in a Board of Education National Competition. He also won several awards in London and exhibited works in Germany, which led on to him receiving commissions for churches in Ireland. His most noted work was for the Horan Chapel in the University College Cork, however possibly his most viewed works were his windows in the famous Bewley's Café Grafton Street Dublin.
Book illustrating was also became a successful career for him. He illustrated publications of works by many renowned authors of the time.
Sadly, he suffered badly from tuberculosis and died at the young age of forty-two in 1931.

 

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Ballinrobe
Church

Ballinrobe Catholic Church

Ballycumber
Church

Ballycumber Church

Catholic Church
Inishmeain

Catholic Church Inishmeain

Geneva
Window

Geneva Window

Fairy
Tales

Fairy Tales by Hans Andersen


Fairytales 1

Fairytalesone


Fairytales 2

Fairytalestwo


Fairytales 3

Fairytalesthree

Snow
Queen

Kay Meets the Snow Queen

Eve of Saint
Agnes

The Eve of Saint Agnes Study

These Delicates
He Heaped

These Delicates He Heaped  The Eve of Saint Agnes Study

Edgar Allan
Poe's Story

Edgar Allan Poe's story The Man of the Crowd

Illustration
Of the Tell-

Illustration of The Tell-Tale Heart

Killaloe
Church

Killaloe Church

Song of the
Mad Prince

The Song of the Mad Prince

Saint Peter's
Church

Saint Peter's Church Phibsboro

The Consecration
of Saint Mel

The Consecration of Saint Mel