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George Segal describes his artwork by saying the inner state of the mind connects to the outside surface of the sculptureTuchman 8 George Segal is known for his representation of life-sized white plaster human figures placed in everyday situations Tuchman 5 An originator of Pop Art George Segal has been associated with many as an Abstract Expressionist Throughout his lifetime Georges work has been criticized because of his abstract style The new era of Pop Art can be attributed to the hard dedicated work of George Segal Through the hard times of the Second World War to Vietnam to the 1990s George Segal has been dazzling and wowing art enthusiasts worldwide George Segal was born in 1924 in the Bronx For most of his childhood he lived and breathed New York While in the Big Apple George realized his love for art when he was still in grammar school As years passed George was ready to begin secondary education He was intrigued by the idea of attending a private school so he would be able to study art After completing all the entrance exams George enrolled into Stuyvesant High School which has produced several Nobel Prize winners and today is still an elite science academy Tuchman 84 In 1940 when he was a senior at Stuyvesant his family settled on a chicken farm in South Brunswick New Jersey Friedman 53 As a result of the move George had to stop attending Stuyvesant For the next two years Segal helped his parents out on the farm while studying art architecture and art education at Cooper Union New York Henkes 32 From 1942 to 1946 he studied philosophy and literature part-time at Rutgers University New Brunswick Henkes 33 In 1947-48 he studied at the Pratt Institute of Design Brooklyn and in 1948-49 at New York University he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Art Education Henkes 37 His experience at New York University would have the
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