Brian Clarke was born in Oldham in 1953. He is best known for radically updating and innovating the medium of stained glass. Also celebrated for his work on canvas, sculpture, mosaics and tapestry.
Since the early 1970s, he has collaborated with some of the world’s most prominent architects to create stained-glass designs and installations for hundreds of projects worldwide. For example: the Pyramid of Peace in Kazakhstan; the Al Faisaliah Centre in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; AGM HQ in Kassel, Germany; Apax & Partners HQ, London; The Hotel du Department des Bouches-du Rhone, Marseille; The Lake Sagami building, Japan; The Dutch National Ballet, Amsterdam; Pfizer World Headquarters, New York; Swiss Bank Cone, Connecticut; Paul McCartney World Tours; The King Kahled International Airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Norte Shopping, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; The Victoria Quarter, Leeds, UK; Abbaye de la Fille Dieu, Switzerland.
He is a visiting Professor of Architectural Art at University College London; an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects; Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts; Hon. Doctor of Law, University of Huddersfiled; Committee of honour, Foundation Vincent Van Gogh, Arles, France; Chairman of the Architecture Foundation, London; Former member of the design review committee for the Commission of Architecture & Built Environment; Trustee & Council member of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust; Sole Executor of The Estate of Francis Bacon.