Patrick Scott

Aidan Dunne, 2008 (Liberties Press)

Patrick Scott’s book by Aidan Dunne is now available through Stoney Road Press. This magnificent book is a beautifully illustrated collector’s item; a retrospective of the career of landmark visual artist Patrick Scott, featuring furniture, tapestry, sculpture and his famous abstract Gold Paintings.

About the Book:

A stunning collection from one of Ireland’s most significant exponents of pure abstraction art, this book is a celebration of Patrick Scott. As Patrick reaches his 87th year, this lavish production reflects upon his life’s work, presenting together his most famous simple abstracts in gold and white on unprimed canvas, with tapestries that revel in all the colours of the rainbow. Along with rare and previously unpublished material, there is also a significant text by Aidan Dunne – a highly regarded art critic for The Irish Times.

About the Artist:

Patrick Scott (1921-2014) was born in Kilbrittan, Co. Cork, and studied architecture at UCD. After graduation in 1945, he worked with the architect Michael Scott for the following fifteen years. He devoted himself fully to painting since 1960, the year he won the Guggenheim Award and represented Ireland in the xxx Venice Biennale. He had many tapestry commissions for, among others, the Bank of Ireland; the European Parliament, Strasbourg and St. Paul’s School, London. His works have been exhibited worldwide and important shows include a major retrospective in the Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, in 1981 and an important survey of his work exhibited by Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane in 2002. His paintings are in several important collections including the Museum of Modern Art in New York; Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane; Gulf Oil Corporation, Pittsburg; Ulster Museum, Belfast and the Irish Museum of Modern Art. In July 2007, Scott, who was a founding member of Aosdána, was conferred with the title of Saoi, the highest honour that can be bestowed upon an Irish artist.

About the Author:

A graduate of the National College of Art and Design, Aidan Dunne was a critic with In Dublin magazine, The Sunday Press and The Sunday Tribune. Currently, visual arts critic of The Irish Times, Aidan has written extensively on Irish art, with essays on Michael Mulcahy, Hughie O’Donoghue, and Jennifer Trouton.

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