Sean Scully was born in Dublin in 1945 and grew up in the working areas of South London. From 1960 – 1962 he trained as a writer. Since 1965 he studied at the Croydon College of Art in London, later at the Newcastle University until 1972, and then in Haward for one year. This was followed by a lot of solo exhibitions. Scully got the american citizenship in 1983. In 1989 and 1993 he was awarded the Turner Prize. Since then he has been represented in the permanent collections of the most important museums in the world. Scully teaches at the Academy of Munich since 2002. He has his ateliers in Munich, New York and Barcelona. Sean Scullys works are dominated by a strict composition and a clear structure. His pictures consists of vertical and horizontal color paths. The color plays a very important role in Scullys work, as she provides most of the emotionality and high intensity, which the painter invites his images.