Sean Scully is considered to be one of the world’s leading abstract painters. Born in Dublin and raised in London, he now lives between New York and Germany. Scully studied at Croydon College of Art and Newcastle University. He settled in New York after being awarded a graduate fellowship at Harvard in the early 1970s.
Scully has exhibited widely in Europe and the United States and is represented in the permanent collections of a number of museums and public galleries including, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim Museum in New York City, the National Gallery of Australia, the Tate Gallery, London and the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin.
His paintings are abstract and often made up of a number of panels. Scully paints in oils sometimes laying the paint on quite thickly to create textured surfaces and typically involve architectural constructions.