This digital gallery explores the sociability, desire, inspiration, and frustration that suffuse Segal’s work but are not typically displayed in the Museum. Drawn to the rapidly changing spaces of New Jersey, Segal fashioned the intimate, peripheral moments of ordinary life into a modern aesthetic of the Garden State. This selection of sketches, photographs, and letters drawn from the George Segal Papers at the Princeton University Library illuminates the artist’s eye for entangling art and life and for finding the extraordinary in the mundane.
George Segal Papers, gift of the George and Helen Segal Foundation, Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library
Supported by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Monica Barra created the content for this site. For their encouragement and support, we thank Don Skemer and the Princeton University Library staff as well as Helen Segal, Rena Segal, and Susan Kutliroff of the George and Helen Segal Foundation.