Sean Scully (b. 1945, Dublin / Ireland), based in New York and Munich, is a painter and draftsman. He made hard edge paintings, was concerned with minimalism and "wanted to give back to abstract painting the emotional and spiritual power," as he said. In 2015 he participated at the 56th Venice Biennale. Sean Scully studied at the Harvard University, Newcastle University, and at the Croydon Art College.