Subseries 1C: Mature and Later Work
2.0 linear feet
This collection is stored at Firestone Library.
Requests will be delivered to Manuscripts Division, RBSC Reading Room
Collection Creator: Segal, George, 1924-2000..
Extent: 2.0 linear feet
The collection is open for research.
This subseries consists of artwork either known or thought to date from
the period after Segal's early formal instruction, during the maturing
of his oeuvre, and thereafter until the end of his life. The arrangement
reflects informed decisions based on style, context, materials, and the
original location of some of the work.
Notable themes and imagery in this subseries include sketches made at
Provincetown, Rhode Island, where Segal was exposed to the work of Hans
Hofmann; abstract and expressionist themes developed in the 1950s and
evidence of a strict departure from the earlier styles Segal embraced as
a student; and later sketches of intimate friends and associates,
including Pierre Restany. Finally, there are doodles and small
illustrated notes as well as small-format sketchbooks, which record idle
or somehow casual moments of creativity.
The contents of Folders 4 through 7 in Box 5A originated from a folder
originally kept with Series 3: Business Files.
Subseries 1C: Mature and Later Work; 1950s-2000; George Segal Papers, Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.