24 January-Patrick Scott

Patrick Scott was an artist who was a native of Cork, Ireland. In 2014 the VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art in Carlow and the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) in Dublin held simultaneous exhibitions of his work. Called ‘Image Space Light’, the exhibition at IMMA concentrated on Scott’s early works up to the early 70s while VISUAL displayed works from the 1960s onwards. Previous retrospectives of Scott’s works had been held in the Douglas Hyde gallery in 1981 and in the Hugh Lane Gallery in Dublin in 2002.

Patrick Scott was born in Kilbrittain Co Cork in January 1921. He was educated at St Columba’s, Rathfarnham, Co Dublin before entering University College Dublin to study architecture. Following graduation he worked for an architectural firm in Dublin whilst painting in his own time. He assisted in the design of Busáras, the central bus station in Dublin. He also designed the mosaics in Busáras which opened in 1953.

Scott held his first exhibition at the White Stagg Gallery in Dublin in 1944. In 1960, having won the Guggenheim Award and represented Ireland in the Venice Biennale, Scott gave up architecture to paint full time. His work is represented places such as: the New York’s Museum of Modern Art, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, the IMMA and Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane. He died at the age of 93 on February 14th 2014.

Patrick Scott, artist and architect, was born in the year 1921 On This Day.

Busáras photo

Busáras

Photo by Paul C Reynolds

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