Oral history interview with George Segal

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.segal73
Creators:
Segal, George, 1924-2000
Cummings, Paul
Dates:
1973 November 26
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
112 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of George Segal conducted 1973 November 26, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
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.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
George Segal (1924-2000) was a sculptor and painter from North Brunswick, N.J.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
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.

General
General
Originally recorded 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 53 min.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.

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Baziotes, William, 1912-1963 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Delevante, Sidney, 1894- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Richard Green Gallery (New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hansa Gallery (New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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