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King, Richard , 1907-1974



  • Existence: 1907 - 1974

Biographical Note

Richard J. King was educated by the Christian Brothers and then at the Metropolitan School of Art, Dublin, now the National College of Art and Design. After his education, King became the chief designer in the studio of Harry Clarke. King was named the staff artist for The Capuchin annual where he published many paintings, pen and ink designs, and illustrations for articles. A prolific stained-glass designer, King's art decorates the windows of many Irish churches. In 1952, a set of three windows of King's design were permanently installed at the Boston College Library (now Bapst Library).

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Richard J. King collection


This collection contains works on paper by early-twentieth-century Irish artist Richard J. King. It consists of proofs and prints of his illustrations for periodicals, Christmas cards, and Irish postage stamps, as well as photographs of his stained glass windows.

Restrictions on access

Collection is open for research.

Dates: 1933-approximately 1952; Majority of material found within 1934 - 1949