1889-1931 Ireland-Art Nouveau
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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