Larry Scully: 1922-2002
Laurence Vincent Scully (known as Larry Scully) was born of an Irish father and South African mother in Gibraltar on December 12, 1922. His most famous painting is the Madonna and Child of Soweto, painted in 1973, which still hangs in the Regina Mundi Church in Soweto, and which is visited by people from all over the world.
Scully spent most of his youth in Portsmouth, England. The family was very poor and he left school and home at about 13 years of age to go to work in a grocery shop in order to help to support his family. When he was 15, the family moved to South Africa. From 1939 through 1946, Scully served in the South African Permanent Forces working as a draf
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