About the Artists Database

The NIVAL Artists Database has been compiled in order to improve public access to the Library's extensive information files on 20th century and contemporary Irish artists.  These files contain exhibition catalogues, newspaper cuttings and ephemera on over 3,500 artists born or based in Ireland.

The Artists Database is a reference resource providing basic biographical and work details on each artist abstracted from the information contained in the hard copy files held in the Library.  It is important to realise that the records are a summary of the information held in each artist's file.  A visit to NIVAL is recommended to researchers seeking a comprehensive view of the actual files.

Although we have endeavoured to ensure the information is correct, it is inevitable, given the diverse sources of information, that some inaccuracies may occur.  Changes and updates are made on an ongoing basis and the Library welcomes suggestions, criticism, and donations of relevant material.

Filter Artists:

  • Reference Code:IE/NIVAL AR/2081
  • First Name: Patrick
  • Last Name: Scott
  • Gender: Male
  • Date of Birth: 1921
  • Date of Death: 2014
  • Place of Birth: Kilbritten, Co Cork
  • Nationality: Irish
  • Website: www.solomongallery.com
  • Area Of Practice:
    • Painting
    • Textile Design
    • Graphic Design
  • Artwork Type Technique:
    • Painting
    • Drawings
  • Abstract/Figurative: Abstract
  • Interests:
    • Spirituality
    • Natural Environment
  • Represented By: Taylor Galleries, 
  • Public Art: No
  • Size: 20+
  • Manuscript Material: Yes
  • Physical Location: Artist Files Collection
  • Public Collection:
    • Ulster Museum, Belfast.
    • Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery, Dublin.
    • Arts Council of Ireland.
    • Arts Council of Northern Ireland.
    • Bank of Ireland.
    • Crawford Municipal Gallery, Cork.
    • Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), Dublin.
    • Other

other Info Source:

Patrick Scott Archive, IE/NIVAL/PS


Walker, Dorothy, 'Patrick Scott', The Arts in Ireland, (Autumn 1972)


No Date University College Dublin, Architecture.


Scott is recognised as one of Ireland's foremost abstract painters. His paintings and compositions are influenced by his formal architectural training. Drawing inspiration from the complexities of the natural world his imagery is realised with precise analytical observation. A member of Aosdána, Scott worked in tempera, oil paint and occasionally used gold leaf on medium sized canvasses. He exhibited extensively in many major group shows in Ireland and abroad. They include 'The White Stag Group' and 'The Irish Exhibition of Living Art.' Scott also completed numerous prestigious tapestry commissions for The Bank of Ireland, The Department of Agriculture, Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin, Bórd Fáilte, Allied Irish Banks and The Westbury Hotel, Dublin. Scott was elected Saoi by Aosdana in 2007, a position he held for life.
File contains an extensive collection of newspaper clippings, press releases, catalogues, invites and images of the artist's work.
NIVAL also holds the Patrick Scott Archive, a special collection of unique primary source material and other collected documentation bequeathed to the library by the artist. Cut and paste this URL into your browser for further details: