Friday, August 14, 2015

Richard Joseph King

[Ireland] (b 1907/d 1974)

Richard Joseph King was an Irish stained glass artist and illustrator. He was born in Castlebar, County Mayo, Ireland, where his father was a sergeant in the Royal Irish Constabulary. In 1926 he became a student at the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art and he entered the stained glass studio of Harry Clarke in 1928. Clarke died in early 1931and King completed the ongoing work on the windows of St. Mel’s Cathedral in Longford, managing the studio from 1935 to 1940. He then worked independently from his own studio in Dalkey. Many of his illustrations are to be found in the Capuchin Annual from 1940 onwards. Between 1933 and 1949 he designed twelve Irish postage stamps.


Ireland 1933 "Holy Year" (2,1) [Typo] Sc(88,89)

Ireland 1934 "Golden Jubilee of the Gaelic Athletic Association" (1) [Typo] Sc(90)

Ireland 1937 "St. Patrick" (3,1) [Typo] Sc(96,...,98)

Ireland 1937 "Constitution Day" (2,1) [Typo] Sc(99,100)

Ireland 1944 "Tercentenary of Death of Michael O'Clery" (2,1) [Typo] Sc(128,129)

Ireland 1945 "Centenary of Death of Thomas Davis (Founder of young Ireland Movement)" (2,1) {Typo] Sc(131,132)

Ireland 1946 "Birth Centenaries of Davitt and Parneli" (2,1) [Typo] Sc(133,134)

Ireland 1948/1965 "AIR MAIL/ Angels" (7,4,4) [Recess (Waterlow and Sons,London / until 1961)(De La Rue / from 1961 to 1965)] Sc(C1,...C7) [ images credit of Stampworld ]

Ireland 1949 "Centenary of Death of James Clarence Mangan (Poet)" (1) [Typo] Sc(141)

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