Book: Patrick Scott by Aidan Dunne

Patric ScottPatrick Scottt book by Aidan Dunne is now available through Stoney Road Press. This magnificent book is a beautifully illustrated collectors’ item; a retrospective of the career of landmark Irish 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 which revel in all the colours of the rainbow. Along with rare and previously unpublished material, there is also a significant text from Aidan Dunne – highly regarded art critic for the Irish Times.

About the Artist: Born in 1921 in Kilbrittain, County Cork, Patrick Scott studied Architecture in UCD. After graduation in 1945 he worked with the architect Michael Scott for the following fifteen years. He has devoted himself fully to painting since 1960, the year he won the Guggenheim Award.His paintings are in several important collections including the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He represented Ireland in the XXX Venice Biennale; the Douglas Hyde Gallery held a major retrospective of his work in 1981 and the Hugh Lane Gallery in Dublin held a major survey in 2002. Patrick Scott was a founding member of Aosdána, and in July 2007 was conferred with the title of Saoi by President Mary McAleese.

About the Author: A graduate of the National College of Art and Design, Aidan Dunne was art critic of 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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