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Patrick Scott, 1921–2014

Hats off for Camille1976

‘Hats Off for Camille’ shows Scott’s love of geometry and the reduction of everything, even playful portraits of friends, to formal patterns. It is interesting to compare Scott’s portrait of his contemporary and fellow painter, Camille Souter to that by Muiris Moynihan, also in the IMMA collection. Both artists respect the sitter’s reluctance to be represented more conventionally using Souter’s trademark beret as the signifier.

MediumPencil on coloured paper
Dimensions 32.5 x 46.5 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Gordon Lambert Trust, 1992
Item NumberIMMA.374 GL
Copyright For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].
Image Caption
Patrick Scott, Hats off for Camille, 1976, Pencil on coloured paper, 32.5 x 46.5 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Gordon Lambert Trust, 1992

For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].

About the Artist

Patrick Scott 1921–2014

Patrick Scott is considered 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 in 1982, and Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane in 2002 and 2014 when the exhibition ‘Patrick Scott: Image Space Light' brought together the most comprehensive representation of his 75 year long career.

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