Harry Clarke: Artist of the Irish Free State Talk by Roisin Kennedy
Harry Clarke was one of the most widely known and respected artists of his generation. His short but prolific career as an illustrator and stained glass artist coincided with the emergence of an independent Irish state and the early years of the Irish Free State. This talk discusses how his stained glass work relates to this wider context, and how it provided an original and sometimes controversial aesthetic for its varied patrons and viewers.
Róisín Kennedy is a lecturer in the School of Art History and Cultural Policy at University College Dublin. She is co-editor of Harry Clarke and Artistic Visions of the New Irish State, Irish Academic Press, 2018. She has published and written extensively on modern Irish art. She is a former Yeats Curator at the National Gallery of Ireland.
Sponsored by Joan and Joe McBreen