Harry Clarke

Harry Clarke

Born in Dublin. Apprenticed to father (controller of large firm of stained glass workers) at 16. Dublin Metropolitan School of Art, 1910-13. Awarded three gold medals and two scholarships (one to study cathedral windows in Ile de France). Set up independent, one-man, stained glass workshop in Dublin; designed and executed numerous windows for churches in England, Ireland, and elsewhere; also secular commissions. Designed textiles. Died of tuberculosis in Switzerland.

Books in which his illustrations appear include:
Fairy Tales (H.C. Andersen) (1916)
Tales of Mystery and Imagination (Edgar Alan Poe) (1919)
The Year’s at the Spring (Lettice D’O. Walters) (1920)
The Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault (1922)
Faust (J.W. von Goethe) (1925)
Selected Poems, (A.C. Swinburne) (1928)

Site: http://www.harryclarke.net


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