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Clarke, Margaret (Crilly, Margaret) [1884-1961. Ireland. Painter/Poster Designer]


Margaret Clarke [also known incorrectly as Margaret Crilley] was born Margaret A… subscribers only

A self-portrait of Margaret Clarke, oil, c.1914

A self-portrait of Margaret Clarke, oil, c.1914


1. Briggs, Carla. ‘Out of the shadows’ [The author considers the most potent chapter in Margaret Clarke’s career and the aspirations that fuelled her creativity] Irish Arts Review June-August 2017 pp. 132-136

2. Jenckner, Ingrid. ‘Allegory, portrait or genre?: ‘Mary and Bridgid’ by Margaret Clarke’. [The author proposes that a long-lost painting by Margaret Clarke is a prophesy of the emergence of the Irish Republic] Irish Arts Review Yearbook vol. 15, 1999 pp. 148-150

3. Margaret Clarke: an independent spirit. Essay by Carla Briggs; catalogue entries: Niamh MacNally. Dublin: National Gallery of Ireland, 2017

4. Pyle, Hilary. ‘Darling Margaret: a look at Orpen’s favourite pupil’ [The author recounts the career of Margaret Clarke, “an artist of strength and originality with a firm grounding in the academic tradition”] Irish Arts Review Spring 2007 pp. 86-91

5. Snoddy, Theo. Dictionary of Irish Arists 20th Century. Dublin: Merlin Publishing, 2nd edition, 2002


Aidan Dunne. ‘Margaret Clarke's portrait work steps out of the stained glass shadows’ The Irish Times 9 May 2017 


Artist Biographies [Subscription service] 

Dictionary of Ulster Biography 

Eleanor Flegg. ‘Irish agriculture, the way the Empire wanted it’. Irish Independent 29 November 2019. [The posters designed by Margaret Clarke for the Empire Marketing Board] 

Hidden Gems and Forgotten People [Note: her name and date of birth are incorrect] 

Hilary Pyle. ‘Darling Margaret’ Irish Arts Review Spring 2007 pp.86-91 [Note: her year of birth is incorrect] 

National Gallery of Ireland [[Note: her year of birth is incorrect] [Note: her name and date of birth are incorrect] 

Ulster History Circle [note: her date of birth is incorrect] 


Wikipedia [accessed 5 May 2024. Note: her year of birth is incorrectly given as 1881] 

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