4/08/2022 - 5/08/2022

Tom Scullin

Retrospective of Paintings

The impact of Tom Scullin’s art career isn’t just seen in his prolific output of painting, or the books he’s authored, or the hundreds upon hundreds of students he taught during nearly four decades in higher education.

If his impact was confined just to that list, it would be remarkable enough. But, it could be argued, it’s all of that and one more major contribution:

If it weren’t for Tom Scullin, Pennsylvania College of Art & Design may not exist as it does today. 

As one of the school’s founders in 1982, and as the final original faculty member to retire from the College, Scullin’s influence runs deep. So it’s only fitting that The Gallery at PCA&D pay tribute to Scullin with an overview of the artist’s work.

Tom Scullin: Retrospective of Paintings opens Friday, April 8 in the main gallery and runs through Sunday, May 8. 

“There can be no better tribute to an artist than to showcase their work in a retrospective,” said Alex Schaufele, Pennsylvania College of Art & Design Director of Exhibitions. “This particular retrospective is all the more exciting because Tom is considered one of the founding members of Pennsylvania College of Art & Design. The opportunity to have a deep history of his work in a place where he taught for so many years is an honor for us and, I hope, for him.”

Read a full interview with Scullin about his work for this exhibition here.