Harry Clarke

I remember the first time I saw Harry Clarke’s (1889-1931) images was at my university’s library when I grabbed a big book with a compilation of Edgar Allan Poe’s poems and stories. All of these illustrations were beautifully detailed, although black and white only. His stylized figures are very elegant, full of flowery decorations as well as a lot of patterns and textures. Later on I looked for some more of his art and found colored ones too, even some of his stained glass work which can be found in the Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery or the windows of Bewley’s Café in Dublin.

Born in Ireland, he was a leading figure of the Arts and Crafts movement also known as Art Nouveau or Jugendstil. He illustrated many books from famous writers including the Danish author Hans Christian Andersen.

Illustration for Edgar Allan Poe's book by Harry Clarke
Illustration for Edgar Allan Poe’s book by Harry Clarke
Illustration by Harry Clarke
Illustration by Harry Clarke
Illustration by Harry Clarke
Illustration by Harry Clarke
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