Sean Scully comes back to Ireland to be honoured in his birthplace

Richard Purden,

"Scully’s singular approach and abundant sense of self is often misunderstood. 

The act of will that is his life has been essential in making him one of the most dominant artists of his generation.

'It came in part from my grandmother who I absolutely worshipped, she worked eighteen hours a day, seven days a week.'

'That determination and heroism impressed me greatly, also her humility, her drunkenness and singing in the pub. She was quite colourful and I’m not entirely dissimilar; my will is almost unbreakable.' "

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