American artist George Segal (1924-2000) attended the Cooper Union School of Art, the Pratt Institute and New York University. Initially a painter, Segal turned to sculpture in the late 1950s. Constructed with chicken wire, burlap and plaster bandages, his cast body sculptures sit in environments assembled from found objects. Segal’s work has been exhibited worldwide, including major retrospectives at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington; Sidney Janis Gallery, New York; the Museo Arte Contemporanea di Roma and the State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg.
To ensure the health and safety of the public, in line with current government restrictions, IMMA’s galleries will close from 24 December until further notice. All tickets purchased for Paula Rego, Obedience and Defiance exhibition will be refunded over the next two weeks. We appreciate your patience during this time.