Harry Clarke (1889-1931) was an Irish stained glass artist and book illustrator. Born in Dublin, he was a leading figure in the Irish Arts and Crafts Movement. Completing his education in his main field, Clarke travelled to London, where he sought employment as a book illustrator. His illustrations for Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales of Mystery and Imagination made his reputation as a book illustrator. It was followed by editions of The Years at the Spring, Charles Perrault’s Fairy Tales of Perrault, and Goethe’s Faust. The last of these is perhaps his most famous work, and prefigures the disturbing imagery of 1960s psychedelia.