Harry Clarke was Ireland's greatest stained glass artist and arguably the finest of his time in any country. He was also an illustrator of genius, whose works have been collector's items for decades. Out of print for over 15 years, this revised edition of what has become recognised as the definitive biography of Clarke and critical survey of his oeuvre, will be an enormous contribution to the literature of Irish art, and a collector's item in itself.
This is the story of a questing soul whose complex imagination and emotions were sublimated into his short life as a prolific artist of outstanding originality. His skill and vision in glass have never been equalled in this century and provide a bridge to the masterpieces of the medieval cathedrals; his exquisite ability to depict the unspeakably gruesome and ethereally beautiful is unparalleled.