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At last someone has had the good thinking of putting together a website solely dedicated to the stained glass work of the genius that was Harry Clarke.
Harry will be officially online in May 2010 with Photos by Michael Cullen.

They’ve also collaborated on a New Book on the subject, Harry Clarke ‘Strangest Genius’ by Lucy Costigan & Michael Cullen.


Harry Clarke (1889 to 1931) was undoubtedly Ireland’s greatest stained glass artist. During his short life Harry created stained glass windows for churches, private dwellings and commercial venues throughout Ireland and England, and as far a field as the USA and Australia. Also an illustrator of books for Harrap and Co. in London, Harry illustrated five books that show his undoubted genius in the area of graphic art.

In total 160 windows, and a small number of panels, were created by Harry Clarke. This book is unique in that it contains the entire stained glass collection of Harry Clarke, including those windows now in art galleries. This collection has never before been photographed or published in its entirety. This publication will give those who are unfamiliar with the brilliance and originality of Clarke’s marvelous stained glass windows the opportunity to view images of his greatest creations, and perhaps in time to travel to see these wonders for themselves. (This book is available now for pre-order, and will be published on 1 May 2010)

The above window is considered to be one of Harry Clarke’s early masterpieces entitled ‘The Adoration of the Sacred Heart’ 1919 St. Peter’s Phibsborough. It is a three light window depicting the Sacred Heart, St. Margaret Mary and St. John Eudes. It was commissioned by the Vincentian Fathers as St. Peter’s was home to the Arch-Confraternity of the Sacred Heart in Dublin. Further work was carried out in St. Peter’s in 1925 when Harry Clarke created the windows in the mortuary chapel.

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