Academy Member

clarke_portrait_wpmCarey Clarke PPRHA

Carey Clarke was born 1936 in Donegal. He attended the National College of Art 1954 – 59, Salzburg Summer Academy of Fine Art, 1969 and Summer course Slade School of Fine Art, University College, London, 1991.

He taught at the National College of Art and Design from 1959 to 1995.

He was elected Member of the Royal Hibernian Academy in 1980 and was President of the RHA from 1992 to 1995.

Clarke’s first solo exhibition took place in the Molesworth Gallery, Dublin, 1966.

Awards to date:

1958 Taylor Art Award RDS

1966 Munster & Leinster Bank Calendar Award

1985 Inaugural Keating/McLoughlin ESB Award, RHA Annual Exhibition

1986 Arnotts’ National Portrait Open Award

2008 The Ireland – US Council and Irish Arts Review Portrait Prize

Selected Collections and Commissions:

Haverty Trust Purchase for Ulster Museum.

Aer Lingus



Container Corporation of America


Central Bank of Ireland