The Art of Harry Clarke

[Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales-Colour]
[Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales-Black and White]
[Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe]
[Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allan Poe]
[Vignettes from Tales of Mystery and Imagination]

Harry Clarke was born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1889. He apprenticed to his father in stained glass at the age of 16. From 1910 to 1913 he attended the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art, where he won 3 gold medals and 2 scholarships.

He was an illustrator of several books including:

He also designed stained glass windows in the British Isles, Australia, and Africa.

He died of tuberculosis in Switzerland in 1931.

I own three Clarke books (so far):

  • An American edition of the Andersen Fairy Tales. It was published in 1916 by Brentano. It has black lettering on the cover and spine and is bound in grey cloth. It also includes a black and white drawing on the cover.
  • An American edition of Faust published by Three Sirens Press. Bound in red cloth.
  • An American editon of Tales of Mystery and Imagination published by Tudor.

As far as I know, these images are copyright free.

Further info on Harry Clarke:

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Harry Clarke self portrait