Collection: Sean Scully

Sean Scully RA (b 1945) is an Irish-born American-based painter and printmaker who was raised in South London and studied at Croydon College of Art and Newcastle University. He was a recipient of a graduate fellowship at Harvard in the early 1970s and subsequently settled in New York.

Scully was nominated for the Turner Prize in 1989 and 1993. His paintings are often made up of a number of panels and are abstract. He paints in oils, sometimes laying the paint on quite thickly to create textured surfaces. After a brief initial period of hard-edge painting Scully abandoned the masking tape while retaining his characteristic motif of the stripe which he has developed and refined over time.