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George Segal loved the real world. "I think a minute of existence is miraculous and extraordinary," he said.

GEORGE SEGAL: AMERICAN STILL LIFE chronicles the life and work of the internationally acclaimed, New Jersey-based sculptor, whose trademark life-size plaster casts can be seen in major museums and in public spaces throughout the country, from the FDR Memorial in Washington to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York. Segal created his art out of life's seemingly uneventful moments--waiting for a bus, drinking coffee in a diner, listening to the radio--but his sculptures are more than just frozen moments. They remind us what it is to be human. "Daily life has a reputation for being banal, uninteresting, boring somehow. It strikes me that daily life is baffling, mysterious, and unfathomable."



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Documentary More about how the film was made
Own Words Transcripts from interviews with Segal  
On View Where to see Segal's art  
Time Line Detailed biographical information  
Monuments History through Segal's eyes  

Home | The Documentary | Segal on View | In His Own Words | Time Line | Memorials & Monuments | Video Tour | For Teachers

Funding for GEORGE SEGAL: AMERICAN STILL LIFE was provided by The National Endowment for the Arts, The Corporation for Public Broadcasting through the Eastern Educational Network Program Fund, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, and The New Jersey State Council on the Arts.
The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation
We gratefully acknowledge the participation and generosity of the George and Helen Segal Foundation and Donald Lokuta.