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:
- Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Coleridge, 1913.
- Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen, 1916. (Colour illustrations,
Black and white illustrations)
- Tales of Mystery and Imagination, Poe, 1919.
- The Years at the Spring, Lettice D'O Walters, 1920.
- Fairy Tales of Perrault, 1922.
- Faust, Goethe, 1925.
- Selected Poems, Swinburne, 1928.
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
- An American editon of Tales of Mystery and Imagination published
As far as I know, these images are copyright free.
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