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Biography   George Segal


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A sculptor noted for life-sized white plaster figures cast from life, frozen in a gesture or pose and often juxtaposed with colorful, real everyday environments, George Segal began his career as a painter. However, he changed to sculpture because he wanted to create objects he could touch and to take sculpture off the pedestal. Most of his figures are white and appear to be bandaged. During the heydey of Abstraction, he held to a representational style, with some in the 1960s calling him a Pop Artist.

He was born in the Bronx of New York where his father was a kosher butcher during the Depression. Showing aptitude in science, he attended Stuyvesant High school, known for its graduating of high achieving students. During World War II,   ...  Displaying 750 of 3341 characters.

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