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George
Segal

1924−2000
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George Segal (eng. George Segal,; November 26, 1924, new York, USA – 9 Jun 2000, new Brunswick, USA) is an American sculptor, photographer and artist known for his sculptures of orthopaedic bandages and plaster, depicting people in full growth. Born into a family of Jewish immigrants from Poland. The love of painting and art museums Segal instilled his high school art teacher. He studied at several art schools in new York, while working on a chicken farm of their parents. Segal received a bachelor's degree and then a masters in the arts, which allowed him to find a teaching job when the farm went bankrupt. Since 1961 began to create sculptures using bandages and plaster. In the last years of his life mostly engaged in photography.

Features the work of sculptor George Segal: his technique was at that time extremely unusual and innovative. Segal made casts from live people: he dipped the bandages in plaster and applied them to the model's body. While other pop artists have focused on logos, advertising images and consumer goods, Segal was more interested in the psychology of the consumer. His sculptures often depict everyday scenes: people sitting at a table or waiting for a bus at the bus stop.

Well-known work of George Segal: "Costume party", "Holocaust", "bread lines during the Depression", "bus Driver".

Author: Eugene Sidelnikov
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