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..

Dates: 1950s-2000.

Extent: 2.0 linear feet

Languages: English.

Access Restrictions

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.


Arranged chronologically.

Preferred Citation

Subseries 1C: Mature and Later Work; 1950s-2000; George Segal Papers, Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.

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    Title Date Container
    Sketchbooks (4) 1950s Box 4 Folder 2
    Sketchbooks (5) 1950s Box 8
    Various Mediums (3) 1950s-1960s Box 5A Folder 4
    Various Mediums (4) 1970s-2000 Box 5A Folder 5
    Doodles 1970s-2000 Box 5A Folder 6
    Rush Hour gouaches 1980 Box 7A
    Sketchbooks (6) 1980s-2000 Box 5A Folder 7

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