1953 - , Oldham. Brian Clarke is a painter and architectural stained glass designer who has, most notably, worked in stained glass.
In 1965 on a Junior Scholarship Clarke attended the Oldham School of Arts and Crafts. He went on in 1968 to Burnley School of Art. In 1970 he enrolled at The North Devon College of Art and Design where he went on to receive a first class distinction in Diploma in Art and Design. In 1974 he was awarded the Winston Churchill Memorial Travelling Fellowship to study art and architecture in Rome, Paris and Germany. The second part of the Fellowship was spent in Los Angeles and New York. He is now a trustee of that institution.
Although working primarily in art in architecture, his paintings, stained glass, mosaic and tapestry works can be found in architectural settings and private and public collections.
A visiting Professor of Architecture Art at University College London, Clarke is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Honorary Doctorate University of Huddersfleld, Chairman of The Architecture Foundation and Sole Executor of The Estate of Francis Bacon.