Sean Scully is an Irish-born printmaker and painter working in the United States known for his abstract designs. Scully’s paintings are characterised by their multiple painted panels that join to other panels and walls, and their bold blocks of colour. He studied art at the Central School of Art and Croydon College of Art and received his BA from Newcastle University in 1972. He explored working with oil on canvas, creating textured surfaces by applying layers of thick paint. After abandoning his original practise with the masking tape used in hard-edge painting, he continued to develop his signature stripe motif for many years.