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George Segal Prezi By Jenisha
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New York, United States
American painter and sculptor associated with the Pop Art movement.
Best known works are cast lifesize figures using plaster 1949 1992 1961 1940 1982 1946 Artistic mediums:
reliefs of human figures
sculptures based on still-life paintings
photography Helen in Wicker Rocker 1978 Born November 26, 1924 moved with family to New Jersey Studied the Cooper Union of Art and
Architecture in Manhattan
obtained diploma in 1944. 1941-1942 Married Helen Steinberg
and bought a chicken farm Teaching degree at Rutgers
University 1949-1953 Taught at highschools and University
Didn't make much art Got back into art
Began using plaster as sculpture medium Got International Lifetime
AchievementAward for Sculpture,in Washington DC. 2000 June 9, 2000. George Segal passed away 1985 Won Visual Arts Awards from Bonx Museum of the Arts “I deal primarily with mystery and in the presentation of mystery. If I cast someone in plaster, it is the mystery of a human being that is presented. If I put him next to an object, it also raises a question about the nature of that object.” George Segal His sculptures are displayed history, stories and common scenes people so often miss
Meant to display human emotions and the human condition sometimes display the unseen or outcasted Used his friends and family as models
Originally wrapped model in plaster bandages, but then switched to pouring plaster into casts
Used the plaster shell of the mould for his sculptures as it allowed the gestures to remain while the model’s facial features could be altered.
Placed in real environment to give a more life like feel The Holocaust
The George and Helen Segal Foundation Street Crossing (Bronze)
Montclair State University 1989 Chance Meeting (Bronze)
Art House of Records Sold for $600,000 Depression Bread Line
Grounds for Sculpture 1999 Three People on Four Benches
Cuyahoga County Justice Center 1979
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