Exhibition of works on paper by George Segal opens at Jill Newhouse Gallery

NEW YORK, NY.- Jill Newhouse Gallery presents a summer exhibition of works on paper depicting the nude. Included are 10 pastels from the early 1960’s by sculptor George Segal. These pastels come directly from the estate of the artist.

Best known as a Pop sculptor whose existential plaster tableaus were an answer to the flat canvas imperative of the time, Segal “all the while, continued his love affair with saturated sun-lit colors, voluptuous feminine curves and tactile painterly surfaces in the pastels.” Inspired by Matisse, when asked about the relationship of his sculpture to these works, Segal would say that the pastels predicted sculpture in color. (Constance Glenn, 1977 excat, George Segal Pastels 1957-65).

“I’ve stopped painting but I’ve never stopped drawing. It’s

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