Geoffrey Clarke

High Altar Cross

Dates: b.1924

Gender: Male

Nationality: British

Geoffrey Clarke studied at art school before serving in the second world war with the RAF after which he attended the Royal College of Art. The work commissioned for Coventry Cathedral (which includes three large nave windows, a suspended crown of thorns and the cross which tops the cathedral's roof) gave impetus to his career and to the work that followed much of which was commission-based. Read more…

Featured artworks by this artist:

High Altar Cross

High Altar Cross

Artist: Geoffrey Clarke, 1960 - 1962

Location: Coventry Cathedral

Other artworks in churches by this artist:

High Altar Candlesticks, Cross and candlesticks for the Undercroft, Crown of Thorns and Flying Cross, Nave windows, 1952-62, Coventry Cathedral; Four stained glass windows, 1960, Treasury, Lincoln Cathedral; Font and altar, 1976, All Souls Church, Langham Place, London; Altar Rail and Candlesticks, 1962, Chichester Cathedral;
Sculpture for Bishop Otter College, Chichester, 1962

Biography:

Geoffrey Clarke studied at art school before serving in the second world war with the RAF after which he attended the Royal College of Art. The work commissioned for Coventry Cathedral (which includes three large nave windows, a suspended crown of thorns and the cross which tops the cathedral's roof) gave impetus to his career and to the work that followed much of which was commission-based. Clarke's versatillity in using different materials is also directly evident in his work at Coventry.

Official website: http://www.jesus.cam.ac.uk/college-life/art-sculpture/sculpture-in-close/1999-2/artists/geoffrey-clarke/