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Sean Scully, b.1945


‘Dorothy’, 2003, was painted by Sean Scully in memory of his friend, the art critic Dorothy Walker. Here the colour range remains sombre and the blocks of colour are given a more democratic, egalitarian treatment. Dorothy Walker, who died in 2002, had been an energetic member of the founding Board of IMMA. The painting was donated by her former colleague on the Board, Lochlann Quinn and his wife Brenda.

MediumOil on linen
Dimensions274.5 x 335 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Heritage Gift by Lochlann and Brenda Quinn, 2005
Item NumberIMMA.1830
Image Caption
Sean Scully, Dorothy, 2003, Oil on linen, 274.5 x 335 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Heritage Gift by Lochlann and Brenda Quinn, 2005

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About the Artist

Sean Scully b.1945

Sean Scully is renowned worldwide for his adherence to the stripe in his expressionist painting. In the 1980s Scully loosened the precise grid-like style of his early works in favour of bold rough edged columns and panels of thickly applied paint.
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