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Henry Patrick Clarke (17 March 1889 – 6 January 1931) was an Irish stained-glass artist and book illustrator. Born in Dublin, he was a leading figure in the Irish Arts and Crafts Movement.

Harry Clarke the younger was exposed to art (and in particular Art Nouveau) at an early age. He went to school in Belvedere College in Dublin. By his late teens, he was studying stained glass at the Dublin Art School. While there his The Consecration of St. Mel, Bishop of Longford, by St. Patrick won the gold medal for stained glass work in the 1910 Board of Education National Competition.

His work was influenced by both the Art Nouveau and Art Deco movements. His stained glass was particularly informed by the French Symbolist movement.

Books illustrated by Harry Clarke

Andersen, H. C. – Andersen Fairy Tales, George Harrap, London, [1916]

Poe, E. A. – Tales of Mystery and Imagination , George Harrap, London, 1919
Harry Clarke – Walters, L. – The Year’s at the Spring , George Harrap, London, 1920
Harry Clarke – Perrault, C. – The Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault , George Harrap, London, 1922
Harry Clarke – Jameson The Origin of John Jameson Whiskey Jameson 1924
Harry Clarke – ____ The Elixir of Life Jameson 1925
Harry Clarke – Goethe, J. W. von – Faust , George Harrap, London, 1925
Harry Clarke – Swinburne, A. C. – Selected Poems of Charles Swinburne, John Lane, London, 1928

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