Photo by Luke MacGregor
Sean Scully is an American-Irish artist known for his abstract paintings composed of brushy layers of alternating colored squares or stripes. Though his non-representational works appear to have no particular referent, they often draw from specific memories of places and objects. Born on June 30, 1945 in Dublin, Ireland, Scully moved to London as a child and went on to study art at the Central School of Art and Croydon College of Art before receiving his BA from Newcastle University in 1972. Scully emigrated to the United States in 1975 and was granted citizenship in 1983. He currently lives and works between New York, NY, Barcelona, Spain, and Munich, Germany.
In 1997, Sean Scully and Hayat Palumbo collaborated on a pair of Regency chair covers that he painted.