Patrick Scott

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Patrick Scott is an Irish painter best known for his “Gold Paintings,” which feature geometric forms made from gold leaf against dappled, solid backgrounds. He also produces tapestries and carpets. His work is distinguished by its calm purity, which reflects the artist’s interest in Zen Buddhism. Scott had his first exhibition in 1944, but did not become a full time artist until 1960, working instead as an architect for fifteen years. He assisted in designing the central bus terminal in Dublin, and is responsible for the orange color scheme of Irish intercity trains.

Scott’s paintings are part of several important collections, including The Museum of Modern Art in New York. He has had major career retrospectives at both the Douglas Hyde Gallery and the Hugh Lane Gallery in Dublin. In 2007, Scott was awarded the title of “Saoi,” or “Master,” the highest honor given by the Irish association of artists, Aosdána, of which he is a founding member

Artwork


|<br /><br /><em>(click to view large)</em> Gold Painting, n.d.

Size: 48 x 48 inches
Medium: Gold leaf and tempera on unprimed canvas

Current Lannan Art Collection


|<br /><br /><em>(click to view large)</em> Tanagram II, 2004

Size: 29 1/2 x 31 1/2 inches
Medium: Etching

Current Lannan Art Collection


|<br /><br /><em>(click to view large)</em> Tanagram I, 2004

Size: 29 1/2 x 31 1/2 inches
Medium: Etching

Current Lannan Art Collection


|<br /><br /><em>(click to view large)</em> Gold Diptych 7, 1979

Size: 52 x 104 inches overall
Medium: Gold leaf and tempera on unprimed canvas mounted on wood

Current Lannan Art Collection


|<br /><br /><em>(click to view large)</em> Gold Painting 7/90, 1990

Size: 48 x 48 inches
Medium: Gold leaf and tempera on unprimed canvas

Current Lannan Art Collection


|<br /><br /><em>(click to view large)</em> Gold Diptych 7, 1979

Size: 52 x 104 inches overall
Medium: Gold leaf and tempera on unprimed canvas mounted on wood

Current Lannan Art Collection


|<br /><br /><em>(click to view large)</em> Moon Window, 1990

Size: 48 x 48 inches
Medium: Palladium leaf and tempera on unprimed canvas

Current Lannan Art Collection


|<br /><br /><em>(click to view large)</em> Gold Painting, 1979

Size: 48 x 48 inches
Medium: Gold leaf and tempera on unprimed canvas

Current Lannan Art Collection