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Tuesday 23 September 2014

Painter Patrick Scott left his body to science

Published 18/02/2014 | 02:30

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Artist Patrick Scott pictured with his partner Eric Pearce following their Civil Partnership ceremony at the Registry office in Dublin. PIX PAUL SHARP/SHARPPIX
Artist Patrick Scott pictured with his partner Eric Pearce following their Civil Partnership ceremony at the Registry office in Dublin. PIX PAUL SHARP/SHARPPIX

RENOWNED Irish painter Patrick Scott donated his body to science.

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The Cork native, below, died at the age of 93 last week, the day before his exhibition 'Patrick Scott: Image Space Light' was due to take place at the VISUAL theatre in Carlow and the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) in Dublin.

His family, including his long-term partner Eric Pearse, whom he married in a civil partnership last year, requested that the exhibition go ahead.

A memorial service celebrating Mr Scott's life will be held next month.

His family also announced that the body of Mr Scott, regarded as one of Ireland's most renowned modernist painters, would be donated to the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ireland as part of its anatomical donations programme, where donor bodies are used in the teaching of medical students.

Irish Independent

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