Oral history interview with George Segal, 1973 November 26
Segal, George, 1924-2000
Cummings, Paul, 1933-
Hansa Gallery (New York, N.Y.)
Richard Green Gallery (New York, N.Y.)
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Transcript: 112 pages.
Originally recorded 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 53 min.
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Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
An interview of George Segal conducted 1973 November 26, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.
Segal speaks of his childhood and family life in the Bronx; his education at Rutgers and at Pratt Institute; studying at New York University with William Baziotes; abstract expressionism; his acquaintance with Allan Kaprow and the Hansa Gallery group; his search for an individual language as an artist; life and art on his New Jersey farm; exhibitions at the Hansa and Green galleries; his development of bandage and plaster sculpture. He recalls Sidney Delevante and Richard Bellamy.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with George Segal, 1973 November 26. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
George Segal (1924-2000) was a sculptor and painter from North Brunswick, N.J.
This interview is part of the Archives' Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001