Sean Scully is an international artist best known for reviving abstract painting in the 1980s. Born in Ireland and now an American citizen, he has created prints in professional workshops in New York, Munich, Barcelona, and Tampere, Finland. His magnificent compositions resonate with personal interactions to the world around him. This exhibition will feature fifty-one etchings, aquatints, woodcuts, as well as lithographs that Scully has recently made. The Smithsonian American Art Museum is the only institution in the United States to own a master set of the artist's prints. This traveling exhibition provides a rare opportunity to view the luminous graphic art of one of the leaders of abstract painting today.
The Prints of Sean Scully is organized and circulated by the Smithsonian American Art Museum with support from Gisela Galante Broida, Don Brown, Ruth Holmberg, and Norfolk Southern Corporation. The exhibition tour is supported in part by the C.F. Foundation, Atlanta, and the William R. Kenan, Jr. Endowment Fund.