Sean Scully RHA Biography and Works - Ross's Auctioneers & Valuers
Sean Scully RHA

Sean Scully was born in Dublin in 1945, raised in London and then moved to America to live and work. His diverse upbringing would heavily impact upon his work. He is known for abstract compositions which feature his trademark stripes and checks, claimed to be influenced by the landscapes of his three ‘home countries’. He describes his fascination with the abstract as linked to his desire to be a global rather than a local artist, with colours and shapes being more relatable internationally than figurative works. He studied at Croydon College of Art, Newcastle University, where he would later teach, and received a graduate fellowship at Harvard before settling in New York at his studio there.
Scully has gained notability in China where he became the first Western artist to hold a career length retrospective, showing over 100 paintings and a large sculpture. He also acted as mentor to controversial abstract artist Ai Weiwei, claiming to have directed him from a failing career in painting to his current style.
A two time nominee of the Turner Prize (1989 & 1993), he has exhibited widely including at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the National Gallery of Australia, the Tate Gallery in London and the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin, among many others. 

Sean Scully RHA - Auction results

There have been 15 artwork(s) sold in previous auctions
  • BLUE FOLD by Sean Scully RHA at Ross's Auctions
    BLUE FOLD Sale Date: 07 November 2013 Medium: Limited Edition Print (10/50) Size: H 46" x W 32"
    Result: £2,750
  • LARGE MIRROR II by Sean Scully RHA at Ross's Auctions
    LARGE MIRROR II Sale Date: 10 October 2019 Medium: Limited Edition Coloured Print (10/40) Size: H 20.5" x W 18"
    Result: £850
  • STONES by Sean Scully RHA at Ross's Auctions
    STONES Sale Date: 08 August 2019 Medium: Black & White Photograph Size: H 6" x W 9"
    Result: £800
  • UNTITLED by Sean Scully RHA at Ross's Auctions
    UNTITLED Sale Date: 29 January 2015 Medium: Limited Black & White Lithograph (20/99) Size: H 7" x W 9"
    Result: £600
  • UNTITLED by Sean Scully RHA at Ross's Auctions
    UNTITLED Sale Date: 16 May 2019 Medium: Limited Edition Coloured Print (26/100) Size: H 3" x W 4.5"
    Result: £550
  • UNTITLED by Sean Scully RHA at Ross's Auctions
    UNTITLED Sale Date: 14 March 2019 Medium: Limited Edition Coloured Print (37/100) Size: H 3" x W 4.5"
    Result: £500
  • UNTITLED by Sean Scully RHA at Ross's Auctions
    UNTITLED Sale Date: 30 January 2020 Medium: Limited Edition Coloured Print (12/50) Size: H 3.5" x W 4.5"
    Result: £420
  • UNTITLED by Sean Scully RHA at Ross's Auctions
    UNTITLED Sale Date: 12 September 2019 Medium: Set of Three Coloured Prints Size: H 5.5" x W 6"
    Result: £340
  • ELEUTHERA, VIEMA by Sean Scully RHA at Ross's Auctions
    ELEUTHERA, VIEMA Sale Date: 05 December 2019 Medium: Coloured Print Size: H 20" x W 15"
    Result: £320
  • ABSTRACT by Sean Scully RHA at Ross's Auctions
    ABSTRACT Sale Date: 10 October 2019 Medium: Limited Edition Coloured Print (28/100) Size: H 4" x W 6"
    Result: £280
  • AT WORK by Sean Scully RHA at Ross's Auctions
    AT WORK Sale Date: 07 November 2019 Medium: Black & White Print Size: H 6" x W 6"
    Result: £125