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Patrick Scott: Golden Boy
Documentary
YEAR: 2004
DIRECTOR: Se Merry Doyle    
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PRODUCTION COMPANY: Mermaid Films   
PRODUCER: Maria Doyle Kennedy       Andrea Pitt   
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EDITOR: Se Merry Doyle      
DOP: Michael O'Donovan    Seamus McCarthy   
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Patrick Scott is one of the Godfathers of Irish modern art. The Golden Boy tells of Scottís extraordinary life; the historical events that shaped it and itís colourful cast of characters. Born in Kilbrittain, Co Cork in 1921, it is timely that the story of this unusual manís quietly subversive approach to life and art is told. He was an early member of the White Stag Group, which was formed by refugee painters in Dublin during the emergency years of World War II. After the war he worked as an architect with Michael Scott and his design and mosaics can be seen to great effect in Busarus, Dublin. In the 1950ís he quit architecture for full time painting, becoming a member of the Living Arts Group alongside Louis Le Brocquy and Mainie Jellet. Scott won the Guggenheim Award in 1958, became the first living Irish artist to have a painting bought by the Museum of Modern Art in New York and represented Ireland at the Venice Biennale in 1960. One of the early modernists, he is particularly well noted for his gold paintings which he started in the 1960ís and continues to this day. Scott is a colourful character who moved in theatre circles with his Gate actor partner Pat McClarnan and friends Michael MacLiammoir and Hilton Edwards. The Golden Boy features the artist in the environs of his childhood home in Cork, his studio and homes in Dublin and Blessington.

The film gives an account of Scottís life as a gay man in Ireland during the repressive years of the last century and stories of friends including film director John Huston who opened one of his exhibitions. The film includes appearances by poet Seamus Heaney and potter Stephen Pearce.





 
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