The National Gallery of Ireland marks the 70th birthday of acclaimed Irish painter and printmaker Sean Scully.
One of the world's leading contemporary abstract artists, Scully is best known for his large-scale works of vertical and horizontal stripes, painted using a minimalist palette of colours.
Scully was born in Dublin but moved to London at an early age, and has lived and worked in New York since the late 1970s. He retains a strong sense of Irish identity however and in 2002 he donated eight massive paintings to Dublin's Hugh Lane Gallery where they are housed in a special room.
The exhibition at the National Gallery charts Scully's work from the 1980s and 1990s, juxtaposing paintings from that era with a selection of more recent pieces, uniting a body of work on loan from major public and private collections across Ireland and the UK.
Mon-Sat 09.30-17.30 Thurs 09.30-20.30 Sun. 12.00-17.30
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Sean Scully at the National Gallery of Ireland
National Gallery of Ireland, Merrion Square/Clare St, tel. +353(0)16615133.