Sean Scully (born 30 June 1945) is an Irish-born American-based artist working as a painter, printmaker, sculptor and photographer. His work is held in museum collections worldwide and he has twice been named a Turner Prize nominee. Moving from London to New York in 1975, Scully helped lead the transition from Minimalism to in painting, abandoning the reduced vocabulary of Minimalism in favor of a return to metaphor and spirituality in art. Scully has also been a lecturer and professor at a number of universities and is highly regarded for his writing and teachings, collected in the 2016 book, Inner: The Collected Writings and Selected Interviews of Sean Scully.
St Joan of Arc, Roman Catholic Primary School
Highbury Park, 1950–1952 Gillespie Primary School
Islington, 1952–1953 Haseltine Primary School
Lower Sydenham, 1953–1956 Forest Hill Comprehensive School
Dacres Road, 1956–1961 Croydon College of Art
1965–1968 Newcastle University, 1968–1972 Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University
1972–1973 (graduate fellowship)