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Dublin 8, D08 FW31, Ireland
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Patrick Scott (1921 – 2014) was born in Kilbrittain, Co Cork, and trained as an architect.studied architecture at University College Dublin. He went on to work with the architect Michael Scott and as a graphic designer with Signa Design Consultancy. Scott painted in his spare time and, while still a student, exhibited with the avant-garde White Stag Group. In 1960 he represented Ireland at the Venice Biennale. The same year he won a National Prize at the Guggenheim International Award and turned to painting full-time.

Scott is recognised as one of the first exponents of pure abstraction in Irish art and a significant contributor to the development of modernist design in Ireland. He was elected a Saoi of Aosdána in 2007. Retrospectives of his work were held at the Douglas Hyde Gallery (1982) and Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane (2002) and a seminal 2014 exhibition ‘Patrick Scott: Image Space Light’ which brought together the most comprehensive representation of this remarkable artist’s 75 year long career.

IMMA has had a long relationship with Patrick Scott across his career. On this page you can browse artworks from the Collection, previous exhibitions, recorded talks and articles on Scott.

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We would like to advise our visitors that our Main Reception area is closed for renovation from 22 April until mid-June. A temporary reception is open on the ground floor next to the original main entrance. There are three exhibitions to visit  Hilary Heron: A Retrospective; Derry Film & Video Workshop and Self: Determination: Artists Commissions. IMMA’s shop, café and gardens are all open.