An Post Issues Patrick Scott Stamp

In a rare accolade for a visual artist, An Post in January issued a stamp marking the centenary of the birth of artist and designer Patrick Scott, who died in February 2014.

More than just a stamp, the commemorative pack, designed by Oonagh Young and described by An Post as “a miniature artwork” in itself, incorporates two three Euro stamps reproducing one of the artist’s trademark abstract compositions, Meditatiomn 28.  The exceptionally large stamps flank a reproduction of another work, Gold Painting 21.

Throughout his long, immensely productive career, Scott was a major modernizing influence in Irish are and design thropugh his multiple roles as artist, designer and, in the best sense, consultant.  He has been credited with producing “the most consistently excellent body of work of any Irish artist” (Brian O’Doherty).  

(Thanks to Brian Warren for this information)

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